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Suspensions and Expulsions

Statistics on Suspensions

Suspension Statistics 2002/03 PDF 33 KB
The statistics provide information about pupil suspensions for the 2002/03 school year. The information is provided by the Education and Library Boards.

Suspension Statistics 2003/04 PDF 35 KB
The statistics provide information about pupil suspensions for the 2003/04 school year. The information is provided by the Education and Library Boards.

Suspension Statistics 2004/05 PDF 48 KB
The statistics provide information about pupil suspensions for the 2004/05 school year. The information is provided by the Education and Library Boards.

Suspension Statistics 2005/06 PDF 73 KB
The statistics provide information about pupil suspensions for the 2005/06 school year. The information is provided by the Education and Library Boards.

Suspension Statistics 2006/07 PDF 25.5KB
The statistics provide information about pupil suspensions for the 2006/07 school year. The information is provided by the Education and Library Boards.

Suspension Statistics 2007/08 PDF 26.7KB
The statistics provide information about pupil suspensions for the 2007/08 school year. The information is provided by the Education and Library Boards.

Suspension Statistics 2008/09 PDF 29KB
The statistics provide information about pupil suspensions for the 2008/09 school year. The information is provided by the Education and Library Boards.

Suspension Statistics 2009/10 PDF 32.7KB
The statistics provide information about pupil suspensions for the 2009/10 school year. The information is provided by the Education and Library Boards.

Suspension Statistics 2010/11 22.6KB
The statistics provide information about pupil suspensions for the 2010/11 school year. The information is provided by the Education and Library Boards.

Suspension Statistics 2011/12 47.9KB
The statistics provide information about pupil suspensions for the 2011/12 school year. The information is provided by the Education and Library Boards

Suspension Statistics 2012/13 12.0KB
The statistics provide information about pupil suspensions for the 2012/13 school year.  The information is provided by the Education and Library Boards.

Suspension Statistics 2013/14 12.3KB
The statistics provide information about pupil suspensions for the 2013/14 school year.  The information is provided by the Education and Library Boards.

Statistics on Expulsions

Expulsion Statistics 2002/03

Information on pupil suspensions and expulsions is collected annually from the Education and Library Boards.

In the 2002/03 school year, there was a total of 70 expulsions.

The majority of the pupils expelled were male and of post-primary age, with just over half (51%) of the total expelled undertaking Key Stage 4.

The format for publication of information about pupil expulsions is fully compliant with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics and its confidentiality principle.

Expulsion Statistics 2003/04

Information on pupil suspensions and expulsions is collected annually from the Education and Library Boards.

In the 2003/04 school year, there was a total of 71 expulsions.

The majority of the pupils expelled were male and of post-primary age, with just over half (51%) of the total expelled undertaking Key Stage 3.

The three most common reasons for expulsion were disruptive behaviour in class, accounting for 25% of expulsions, followed by substance or alcohol abuse (20%) and significant damage to property (14%).

The format for publication of information about pupil expulsions is fully compliant with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics and its confidentiality principle.

Expulsion Statistics 2004/05

Information on pupil suspensions and expulsions is collected annually from the Education and Library Boards.

In the 2004/05 school year, there was a total of 63 expulsions.

The majority of the pupils expelled were male and of post-primary age, with 97% of the total pupils expelled undertaking Key Stage 3 or Key Stage 4.

The three most common reasons for expulsion were persistent infringement of school rules, accounting for 24% of expulsions, followed by substance abuse (16%) and verbal abuse of staff (14%).

The format for publication of information about pupil expulsions is fully compliant with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics and its confidentiality principle.

Expulsion Statistics 2005/06

Information on pupil suspensions and expulsions is collected annually from the Education and Library Boards.

In the 2005/06 school year, there was a total of 54 expulsions.

The majority of the pupils expelled were male and of post-primary age, with half of the total pupils expelled undertaking Key Stage 4.

The most common reason for expulsion was substance abuse (28% of expulsions), while disruptive behaviour in class and significant damage to property accounted for 15% each.

The format for publication of information about pupil expulsions is fully compliant with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics and its confidentiality principle.

Expulsion Statistics 2006/07

Information on pupil suspensions and expulsions is collected annually from the Education and Library Boards.

In the 2006/07 school year, there was a total of 45 expulsions.

The majority of the pupils expelled were male and of post-primary age, with most of the total pupils expelled undertaking Key Stage 4 (60%).

Physical attack on a pupil and persistent infringement of school rules were the most common reasons for expulsion (18%) and a further 13% of expulsions were due to disruptive behaviour in class.  

The format for publication of information about pupil expulsions is fully compliant with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics and its confidentiality principle.

Expulsion Statistics 2007/08

Information on pupil suspensions and expulsions is collected annually from the Education and Library Boards.

In the 2007/08 school year, there was a total of 25 expulsions.

The majority of the pupils expelled were male and of post-primary age, with 96% of the total pupils expelled undertaking either Key Stage 3 or Key Stage 4.

The three most common reasons for suspension were disruptive behaviour in class, accounting for 28% of expulsions, followed by physical attack on a pupil (20%) and persistent infringement of school rules (16%).

The format for publication of information about pupil expulsions is fully compliant with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics and its confidentiality principle.

Expulsion Statistics 2008/09

Information on pupil suspensions and expulsions is collected annually from the Education and Library Boards.

In the 2008/09 school year, there was a total of 36 expulsions.

The majority of the pupils expelled were male and of post-primary age, with 97% of the total pupils expelled undertaking either Key Stage 3 or Key Stage 4.

Physical attack on a pupil or substance abuse was the reason for the majority of suspensions (each accounting for 17% of the total). Other common reasons were verbal abuse of staff, persistent infringement of school rules, and stealing, each of which accounted for 14% of expulsions.

The format for publication of information about pupil expulsions is fully compliant with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics and its confidentiality principle.

Expulsion Statistics 2009/10

Information on pupil suspensions and expulsions is collected annually from the Education and Library Boards.

In the 2009/10 school year, there was a total of 22 expulsions.

The majority of the pupils expelled were male. All expulsions involved pupils of post-primary age, 8 of whom were in Key Stage 3 and 14 in Key Stage 4.

The three most common reasons for expulsion were physical attack on staff accounting for 22.73% of expulsions, physical attack on pupil (22.73% of expulsions) and substance abuse.

The format for publication of information about pupil expulsions is fully compliant with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics and its confidentiality principle.

Expulsion Statistics 2010/11

Information on pupil suspensions and expulsions is collected annually from the Education and Library Boards.

In the 2010/11 school year there was a total of 38 expulsions.

The majority of the pupils were male and of post-primary age, with 50% of pupils expelled from Key Stage 4.

The three most common reasons for expulsion were persistent infringement of school rules accounting for 23.68% of expulsions, disruptive behaviour in class (21.05%) of expulsions and substance abuse (18.42%).

The format for publication of information about pupil expulsions is fully compliant with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics and its confidentiality principle.

Expulsion Statistics 2011/12

Information on pupil suspensions and expulsions is collected annually from the Education and Library Boards.

In the 2011/12 school year, there was a total of 24 expulsions.

The majority of the pupils expelled were male and of post-primary age, with 62.5% of the total of pupils expelled from Key Stage 3.

The three most common reasons for expulsion were physical attack on a pupil accounting for 25.0% of expulsions, persistent infringement of school rules (20.8%) and disruptive behaviour in class (20.8%)

The format for publication of information about pupil expulsions is fully compliant with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics and its confidentiality principle.

Expulsion Statistics 2012/13

Information on pupil suspensions and expulsions is collected annually from the Education and Library Boards.

In the 2012/13 school year, there was a total of 19 expulsions.

The majority of the pupils expelled were male and of post-primary age, with 47.4% of the total of pupils expelled from Key Stage 4.

The three most common reasons for expulsion were: physical attack on a pupil, accounting for 31.6% of expulsions, persistent infringement of school rules (26.3%) and verbal abuse of staff (21.1%).

The format for publication of information about pupil expulsions is fully compliant with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics and its confidentiality principle.

Expulsion Statistics 2013/14

Information on pupil suspensions and expulsions is collected annually from the Education and Library Boards.

In the 2013/14 school year, there was a total of 29 expulsions .

The majority of the pupils expelled were male and of post-primary age, with 69.0% of the total of pupils expelled from Key Stage 4.

The three most common reasons for expulsion were: verbal abuse of staff, accounting for 24.1% of expulsions, physical attack on staff (20.7%) and persistent infringement of school rules (17.2%).

The format for publication of information about pupil expulsions is fully compliant with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics and its confidentiality principle.