FOI Request - School Exclusions

Request 101000392363

I have a freedom of information request related to school exclusions in your local authority area.

1. I want to know how many pupils were permanently excluded for bringing in offensive weapons to school with them in 2012/13; 2013/14; 2014/2015?

2. For each year listed above, I want to know how many of these pupils were permanently excluded for bringing in knives.

3. I want to know how many pupils were temporarily suspended for bringing in offensive weapons to school with them in 2012/13; 2013/14; 2014/2015?

4. For each year listed above, I want to know how many of these pupils were temporarily suspended for bringing in knives.

5. I would like all sets of figures requested split into primary school, and secondary school.

Response 26-11-2015

1.NIL

2. NIL

3. 2012/13 and 2013/14 information is exempt under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information otherwise accessible on the Moray Council website. For ease of reference please find a link to the web page here.

2014/15 information is exempt under Section 27(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the information is due for publication within the next 12 weeks- expected publication 30/11/2015.

4. As above.The totals where ‘weapon’ was identified as a knife are: 2011/12 – 1, 2012/13 – 1, 2013/14 – 3.  The total for 2014/15 is 1.

5. The information available is not broken down into primary and secondary schools, as issuing this information has the potential to identify individual pupils.  We follow the code of practice used by The Scottish Government when issuing statistical information.  Numbers less than 5 are deemed to be disclosive and are therefore exempt under Section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002; Personal Information.

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