Data set from Suspensions and permanent exclusions in England

01 - Permanent exclusions and suspensions - by school and geographic level (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, broken down at National, Regional, Local Authority and school level. School level rates included from 2015/16 only.

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
  • School Type
Time period
2006/07 to 2020/21

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
Academic year202021NationalE92000001EnglandzzzTotal21304829135439280.047373524544.250861824592.20059
Academic year202021NationalE92000001Englandzzzstate-funded primary1681046606823920.00841462030.99134244180.52391
Academic year202021NationalE92000001Englandzzzstate-funded secondary3438349308934920.099972962248.480291530064.38025
Academic year202021NationalE92000001Englandzzzspecial1056137583440.03198100277.2879650353.65961
Academic year202021RegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastzzzTotal10993919223250.08292273106.96822107552.74417

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 9 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 moresuspension (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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