Data set from Suspensions and permanent exclusions in England

02b - Permanent exclusions and suspensions - by characteristic - FSM6, IDACI, SEN type of need (2006-07 to 2020-21)

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Number and percentage of permanent exclusions and suspensions and those pupils receiving one or more suspension by pupil characteristics. Includes breakdowns by IDACI, FSM6 and type of special educational need. National level only. 

Data set details

Pupils and schools
Suspensions and permanent exclusions in England
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Headcount
  • Permanent exclusions
  • Permanent exclusions (rate)
  • Detailed characteristic
  • IDACI, SEN need, FSM6
  • School Type
Time period
2006/07 to 2020/21

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
Academic year202021NationalE92000001EnglandSpecialFSM_eligible_in_last_6_yearsFSM_eligible_in_last_6_years59719220.036839197708411.862221434575.788777441
Academic year202021NationalE92000001EnglandSpecialFSM_eligible_in_last_6_yearsFSM_not_eligible_in_last_6_years5996070.0116744526284.38292194813602.268178786
Academic year202021NationalE92000001EnglandSpecialFSM_eligible_in_last_6_yearsFSM_unclassified_in_last_6_years17904150.0837801613151.7593833782181.217605004
Academic year202021NationalE92000001EnglandSpecialIDACIIDACI_decile_0_to_10pc_most_deprived1915540.02088227614857.7525450277393.858000522
Academic year202021NationalE92000001EnglandSpecialIDACIIDACI_decile_10_to_20pc1743830.01720380815078.6420461067294.18052529

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 10 variables
Variable nameVariable description
characteristicDetailed characteristic - SEN type of need, IDACI decile, FSM6 status
characteristic_groupIDACI, SEN need, FSM6 - IDACI, SEN need, FSM6
one_plus_suspPupil enrolments with one or more suspension
one_plus_susp_ratePupil enrolments with one or more suspension (rate)


  1. For 2019/20 and 2020/21, while suspensions and permanent exclusions were possible throughout the academic year, pandemic restrictions will have had an impact on the numbers presented and caution should be taken when comparing across years.

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