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Scottish schools stamp out permanent exclusions

Exclusions are down, but young people are skipping school more than ever

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Permanent school exclusions have been virtually wiped out in Scotland, statistics published last month show. The new government statistics also cover pupil attendance, teacher numbers, class sizes and the condition of Scottish schools. Here is a breakdown of the main findings.

What are these statistics?

They are called Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland and are published every December by the government, covering everything from the number of teachers to the condition of school buildings. This year they also included figures on pupil attendance, including the number of exclusions – ...

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