||<p>The rate of exclusion varies by pupil ethnicity, with pupils of some ethnic groups
more likely to be excluded and others less.</p><p> </p><p>Last March, the Government
commissioned Edward Timpson to explore how head teachers use exclusion and why some
groups of pupils are more likely to be excluded than others.</p><p> </p><p>New analysis
undertaken for the Timpson Review shows that some ethnic groups are more likely to
be excluded after controlling for other observable characteristics. For example, after
accounting for other factors, Black Caribbean children are around 1.7 times more likely
to be permanently excluded compared to White British children, while Mixed White and
Black Caribbean children are around 1.6 times more likely, and Indian and Bangladeshi
pupils are around half as likely.</p><p> </p><p>Equally, children in some ethnic groups
do not appear to be permanently excluded at a different rate from White British pupils,
such as Black African children.</p><p> </p><p>The Timpson review, the analysis technical
note, and the Government’s response can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/school-exclusions-review-call-for-evidence"
</p><p> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-in-england-2016-to-2017"
National tables, table 8.</p>