Why children are being expelled from Wakefield schools and where they are being expelled from

The number of pupils being expelled or excluded from Wakefield schools has reached new highs.
The number of pupils being expelled or excluded from Wakefield schools has reached new highs.

A total of 225 children have been expelled by schools in Wakefield since September 2015, including 83 in the last academic year alone.

Figures in a recently published report showed that the number of pupils being permanently excluded from school has nearly trebled within the last decade.

Below is a breakdown of the reasons schools have expelled a pupil since September 2015 and the number of times it happened.

Beneath that is a breakdown of the figures by school.

Reasons for expelling school pupils in Wakefield (2015 - 2018)

Persistent disruptive behaviour - 93

Physical assault against a pupil - 37

Verbal abuse/threatening behaviour against an adult - 33

Drug and alcohol use - 18

Physical assault against an adult - 17

Verbal abuse/threatening behaviour against a pupil - 17

Damage - 7

Sexual misconduct - 1

Other - 2

Number of pupils expelled by school (2015 - 2018)

Outwood Grange Academy - 21

Ossett Academy - 19

Horbury Academy - 19

Airedale Academy - 18

Minsthorpe Academy - 16

St Wilfrid's RC Catholic High School - 16

Carleton High School - 14

De Lacy Academy - 14

Kettlethorpe High School - 14

Cathedral Academy - 12

Outwood Academy Hemsworth - 12

King's School - 11

St Thomas a Becket Catholic High - 11

Castleford Academy - 7

Outwood Academy Freeston - 6

Outwood Academy City Fields - 5

Crofton High School - 4

De Lacy Primary Academy - 1

Featherstone Academy - 1

Flanshaw Junior & Infant School - 1

Mackie Hill Primary School - 1

St Giles Primary Academy - 1