Data set from Suspensions and permanent exclusions in England

Duration of fixed exclusions

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Pupils and schools
Suspensions and permanent exclusions in England
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of fixed period exclusions
  • Duration of fixed period exclusions
  • School type
Time period
2006/07 to 2016/17

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
Academic year201617NationalE92000001EnglandTotalTotal381865
Academic year201617NationalE92000001EnglandTotal1177900
Academic year201617NationalE92000001EnglandTotal289380
Academic year201617NationalE92000001EnglandTotal352190
Academic year201617NationalE92000001EnglandTotal412530

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
duration_days_fixed_exclusionsDuration of fixed period exclusions - Filter by duration of exclusion
num_fixed_exclNumber of fixed period exclusions
school_typeSchool type - Filter by school type


  1. Length of exclusion in days is derived from the number of sessions where one session equates to half a school day. Part days have been counted as one school day.
  2. State-funded secondary schools include city technology colleges and all secondary academies, including all-through academies and free schools.
  3. Special schools include maintained special schools, non-maintained special schools and special academies. Excludes general hospital schools.
  4. x - 1 or 2 pupils, or a percentage based on 1 or 2.
  5. State-funded primary schools include all primary academies, including free schools.

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