Black pupils face trebled exclusion rate in some areas of England

Black pupils are disproportionately hit with fixed-term exclusions in England – by three times as many in some places, data shows.

Pupils with black ethnicity have higher temporary exclusion rates in two-thirds of local authority areas, new analysis from the House of Commons library says.

Discipline policies banning African and Caribbean hairstyles, kissing teeth and fist-bumping are being blamed in part.

 

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