ONE IN 12 pupils in England are quietly dumped by their schools before their GCSEs so they do not drag the exam results down, a shocking study today reveals. Some heads are booting out the equivalent of an entire class full of kids over the course of their five years in secondary school. In total 49,100 pupils due to sit their GCSEs in 2017 left their schools for “unexplained” reasons. This is up from 44,300 in 2014, the study by the Education Policy Institute found. David Laws, head of the EPI, warned schools that wash their hands of pupils risk pushing them into gangs and violent crime. He said: “Pupils are being pushed around the school system in England on an industrial scale. “If tens of thousands of our most vulnerable children aren’t being given stable school places, we risk creating a conveyor belt feeding crime and other social problems”. The study – the biggest of its kind – found that pupils who are in care, disadvantaged or black are the most likely to be off-rolled. These kids were either shunted to other schools or pupil referral units, or home schooled. It is against the law to remove pupils on… Read full this story
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