The exclusion rate per 1,000 pupils, for pupils who have an additional support need, is more than 4 times higher than those who have no additional support needs. Deprivation also plays an important factor in the likelihood of exclusion. Rates of exclusions per 1,000 pupils are more than 6 times greater for pupils living in the 20 per cent of areas associated with most deprivation, compared with pupils living in the 20 per cent associated with least deprivation, as defined by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.
Table 5.2: Cases of exclusion and rate per 1,000 pupils by gender, additional support needs and Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD 2012), 2012/13
|Cases of exclusions||Rate per 1,000 pupils|
|Pupils with Additional Support needs||10,539||90|
|Pupils with no Additional support needs||11,266||20|
|Lowest 20% of SIMD (Most deprived)||9,298||65|
|Highest 20% of SIMD (Least deprived)||1,271||10|
(1) Amended on 11 February 2014 to include information on 3 Edinburgh and 16 Highland exclusions that were supplied after the publication date.
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