On Tuesday, The Marmot Review 10 Years On presented evidence on the rise of school exclusions, as part of a wide-ranging review into progress on key health and education indicators since 2010. According to government statistics, since 2013, 2,900 extra young people have been permanently excluded from secondary school.
But official exclusion statistics only scratch the surface of the story. They significantly underestimate the number of pupils being removed from school rolls for reasons that may not be in their interests. Education Policy Institute research has found that 1 in 10 pupils finishing their GCSEs in 2017 left a secondary school for reasons unrelated to family concerns – an increase from earlier year groups…………………………….