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Freedom of Information Request

Pupil Referral Units

Received: 29 October 2019

Freedom of Information Questions

Please provide information and responses to the following requests:

1. Do you provide any specialist provision in your local authority area to meet the needs of girls who have been excluded from, or are not able to attend, mainstream education?
a. Yes / No (please select)
b. If yes, please describe what type of provision this is and who provides it.

2. In the academic year 2018 to 2019, what was the total capacity and population of pupils in pupil referrals units (PRUs) in your local authority area? Please refer to the following:
a. Total pupil capacity (numbers of spaces) in PRUs overall;
b. Total population of girls in PRUs;
c. Total population of boys in PRUs.

3. In the academic year 2018 to 2019, of the total number of students in PRUs in your local authority area, how many pupil placements ended early (i.e. placement not completed)? Please refer to:
a. Total numbers of girls, including reasons for placement ending early;
b. Total numbers of boys, including reasons for placement ending early.

4. In the academic year 2018 to 2019, how many incidents of violent behaviour between pupils (excluding sexual violence), have been recorded across all PRUs in your local authority area? Please give these figures as a total, broken down by:

a. Total number of incidents;
b. Total numbers of perpetrators by gender (Boys/Girls);
i. Boys
ii. Girls
c. Total numbers of victims by gender (please include total with no recorded victim);
i. Boys
ii. Girls
d. Nature of the incidents, and total numbers of each type of incident. If possible, please give these broken down by:
i. Total numbers of gender of perpetrator per type of incident;
ii. Total numbers of gender of victim per type of incident.
e. Total numbers of types of action taken (e.g. no further action, police attendance or safeguarding referral).

5. In the academic year 2018 to 2019, how many incidents of sexual violence and sexual harassment between pupils have been recorded across all PRUs in your local authority area? Please give these figures broken down by:
a. Total number of incidents;
b. Total numbers of the gender of perpetrators (Boys/Girls);
c. Total numbers of the gender of victims (please include total with no recorded victim);
d. Nature of the incidents, and total numbers of each type of incident. If possible, please give these broken down by:
iii. Total numbers of gender of perpetrator per type of incident;
iv. Total numbers of gender of victim per type of incident.
e. Total numbers of types of action taken (e.g. no further action, police attendance or safeguarding referral).

6. Does your local authority have a policy on sexual violence, sexual harassment and sexual exploitation between pupils in pupil referral units? Please provide policies where relevant. If referring to information within a separate policy, please indicate which document and page number you are referring to.

7. What was your funding per pupil in pupil referral units for the academic years below? Please provide a separate figure for each year.

c. 2014 to 2015
d. 2018 to 2019

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (some not held) - application/pdf - Download

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