Downward trend for exclusions

3rd August 2012 at 01:00

The number of pupils expelled from schools in England dropped by more than 11 per cent last year (5,080, down from 5,740 in 2009-10), according to figures released last week by the Department for Education. But the figures also revealed that growing numbers of primary pupils were suspended for assaulting their classmates and teachers.

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