Latest data on the overall levels of vulnerability and need among children and young people in England.
Permanent exclusion refers to a child who is excluded and cannot attend the same school again (unless the exclusion is overturned). Their name is removed from the school register and he/she would then be educated at another school or via some other form of provision.
A fixed-period exclusion refers to a pupil who is excluded from a school for a set period of time. A pupil may be excluded for one or more fixed periods up to a maximum of 45 school days in a single academic year. Pupils in fixed-period exclusions remain on the register of that school, as they are expected to return when the exclusion period is completed.