Academic Year 2018/19

Permanent exclusions and suspensions in England

Data guidance



This document describes the data included in the ‘Permanent and Fixed Period Exclusions in England: 2018/19’ National Statistics release’s underlying data files. This data is released under the terms of the Open Government License and is intended to meet at least 3 stars for Open Data.

The publication methodology, available on the publication report, should be referenced alongside this data. It provides information on the data sources, their coverage and quality as well as explaining methodology used in producing the data.


This release provides information on exclusions in: 

  • state-funded primary schools 
  • state-funded secondary schools 
  • special schools (including non-maintained special schools)
  • pupil referral units 

The information is based on data collected via the school census

File formats and conventions


This dataset has not had suppression applied. 


The following convention is used throughout the underlying data. 

‘:’ Not applicable.

Data files

All data files associated with this releases are listed below with guidance on their content. To download any of these files, please visit our data catalogue.