Data set from Suspensions and permanent exclusions in England

Permanent exclusions and suspensions - state-funded alternative provision (including PRU)

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Termly number and percentage of permanent exclusions and suspensions and those pupils receiving one or more suspension by term in state-funded alternative provision schools (includes pupil referral units, AP free schools and AP academies).

Data set details

Pupils and schools
Suspensions and permanent exclusions in England
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Headcount
  • Number of schools
  • Permanent exclusions
Time period
2016/17 Autumn term to 2022/23 Autumn term

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
Autumn term201819Local authorityE92000001EnglandE12000001North East929E06000057NorthumberlandPupil referral unit11000.0000021210.0000014140.00000
Autumn term201819Local authorityE92000001EnglandE12000002North West351E08000002BuryPupil referral unit18000.000001923.75000911.25000
Autumn term201617Local authorityE92000001EnglandE12000002North West350E08000001BoltonPupil referral unit48900.000004146.067422831.46067
Autumn term201617Local authorityE92000001EnglandE12000002North West353E08000004OldhamPupil referral unit15000.0000068136.000004080.00000
Autumn term201617Local authorityE92000001EnglandE12000002North West355E08000006SalfordPupil referral unit49000.000002022.222221718.88889

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 8 variables
Variable nameVariable description
num_schoolsNumber of schools
one_plus_suspPupil enrolments with one or more suspension
one_plus_susp_ratePupil enrolments with one or more suspensionn (rate)
perm_exclPermanent exclusions


  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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