School exclusions increase in England

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In the 2001 to 2002 school year, there were an estimated 9,517 permanent exclusions of pupils aged five to sixteen, an increase of around 400 on the previous year. Of these, 772 (8 per cent) were of Black children. Chinese children are least likely to be excluded.

Number of permanent exclusions of compulsory school age pupils by ethnic group for 2001/2002

White 7,808

Black Caribbean 399

Black African 159

Black Other 214

Indian 56

Pakistani 170

Bangladeshi 76

Chinese 6

Any other ethnic group 316

Ethnicity not known 313

Total 9,517

Permanent exclusions per 10,000 students of that ethnic group for 2001/2002

White 14

Black Caribbean 42

Black African 16

Black Other 36

Indian 3

Pakistani 10

Bangladeshi 11

Chinese 2

Other ethnic groups 20