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As exclusion rates rocket, the human cost mounts

Up to half of excluded pupils in some areas are being denied a full-time education

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The number of permanent exclusions in some areas rose by as much as 300 per cent in a year, a Tes investigation revealed last week, placing the subject back on the national agenda. But behind every exclusion statistic are real-life pupils. And what happens to those pupils once they have been asked to leave a school?

New figures obtained by Tes show that there are local authorities in which large proportions of the permanently excluded are not being provided with the full-time education they are legally entitled to. Three authorities are only providing about half of their permanently excluded ...

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