Did you know?

9th May 2003 at 01:00
* A pupil can be excluded for a fixed period of up to 45 days, or permanently. Most exclusions are for verbal abuse of staff

* Eighty-three per cent of 10,000 permanently excluded pupils in England, Wales and Scotland in 2001 were boys, most of them aged 13 to 15

* Twenty per cent of excluded pupils are in care; 34 per cent are from lone-parent families

* Two out of three excluded pupils never return to school - more than two million school days are lost each year as a result

* Exclusions are expensive. In 1997, the costs incurred by all services involved totalled pound;81 million. To have kept these pupils in school would have cost pound;34 million

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today