. @educationgovuk Exclusion statistics – 1/2 are #SpecialNeeds students
The data showed that:
- Pupils with identified special educational needs (SEN) accounted for just over half of all permanent exclusions and fixed period exclusions
- Pupils with SEN support had the highest permanent exclusion rate and were over 7 times more likely to receive a permanent exclusion than pupils with no SEN
- Pupils with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan or with a statement of SEN had the highest fixed period exclusion rate and were almost 7 times more likely to receive a fixed period exclusion than pupils with no SEN
- Pupils with identified SEN accounted for 55% of permanent exclusions and 51% of fixed period exclusions in 2014/15. These figures are lower than the equivalent figures in 2013/14 when SEN pupils accounted for 66% of all permanent exclusions and 60% of all fixed period exclusions.