Barnsley and Middlesbrough see pupil exclusion rises of 300%
The number of pupils expelled from schools in some parts of England has risen by more than 300% in three years.
There were 5,800 permanent exclusions in 2014-15 compared with 4,630 three years ago, government figures show.
Fixed term or temporary exclusions rose from 267,520 to 302,980 in the same period.
Some councils where large rises have been recorded said the increase reflected a greater willingness to tackle "poor behaviour".
The largest rises were seen in Middlesbrough, Barnsley and North Lincolnshire.
Both Barnsley and Middlesbrough also had the highest exclusion rates,... read more
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