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.
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Exclusion reviews (1213 to 1819)
Local Authority; National; Regional
2012/13 to 2018/19
Number of review panels for permanent exclusions lodged and their outcome.
Variable names and descriptions
Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:
C5 - Number directing reconsideration by the governing body
B1 - Independent reviews determined by an independent review panel
A1 - Number of independent reviews lodged (in academic year)
C7 - Number offered reinstatement when directed
C3 - Number of pupils offered reinstatement when recommended
C1 - Number recommending reconsideration by the governing body
B5 - Number upholding exclusion
B3 - Number where an SEN expert was requested
C6 - Percentage directing reconsideration by the governing body (% of reviews determined)
B2 - Independent reviews determined by an independent review panel (% of reviews lodged)
C8 - Percentage offered reinstatement when directed (% of reviews directing reconsideration by the government body)
C4 - Percentage of pupils offered reinstatement when recommended (% of reviews recommended reconsideration)
C2 - Percentage recommending reconsideration by the governing body (% of reviews determined)
B6 - Percentage upholding exclusion (% of reviews determined)
B4 - Percentage where an SEN expert was requested (% of reviews determined)
School Type - LA maintained, academies, Total (sum of LA maintained and academies)