Number of physical assaults on adults in school

Section 1

The data in section 1 is based on centrally reported incidents for all Primary and Secondary schools that currently have Maintained status. (It does not include schools that would have been maintained during the periods required but that are now academies). The data included incidents where the “assault” may have been accidental.

Specific Incident categories used were: –

Violence – control and restraint

Violence – Physical assault (intentional) by student

Violence – Physical assault (intentional) by client

Violence – Physical assault (unintentional)

The affected person selected was described by the school as: –

Employee

Agency worker

Volunteer

A search in the description for the words ‘knife’ and ‘knives’ was undertaken. Incidents using terms for other bladed implements would not be included. 

How many physical assaults have there been on adults at primary schools in your council area at local authority maintained schools for the academic years below by children attending primary school? Please can you state how many of these attacks each year involved knives. What other types of attacks were there each year (for example – headbutting/biting/punching)?  

Sept 2013 – July 2014

Sept 2014 – July 2015

Sept 2015 – July 2016

Sept 2016 – July 2017

Sept 2017 – end January 2018 

No. of physical assaults on adults at primary schoolsNo. of incidentsKnives

Other for example

headbutting/biting/punching

Sept 13 – July 141770Scratch/punch/kick/headbutt/bite/hit/push
Sept 14 – July 151640Scratch/punch/kick/headbutt/hit/push
Sept 15 – July 162150Scratch/punch/kick/headbutt/bite/hit/push
Sept 16 – July 172010Scratch/punch/kick/headbutt/bite/hit/push
Sept 17 – end Jan 181080Scratch/punch/kick/headbutt/bite/hit/push

How many physical assaults have there been on adults at secondary schools in your council area at local authority maintained schools for the academic years below by children attending secondary school? Please can you state how many of these attacks each year involved knives. What other types of attacks were there each year (for example – headbutting/biting/punching)?  

Sept 2013 – July 2014

Sept 2014 – July 2015

Sept 2015 – July 2016

Sept 2016 – July 2017

Sept 2017 – end January 2018

No. of physical assaults on adults at secondary schoolsNo. of incidentsKnivesOther for example headbutting/biting/punching
Sept 13 – July 1450Hit/punch/push
Sept 14 – July 1570Hit/slap/scratch/push
Sept 15 – July 1630Barge/shove/push
Sept 16 – July 1760Hit/kick/push
Sept 17 – end Jan 1820Hit

Section 2 

Information provided in section 2 is based on;

  • LA Maintained Schools only (school status as at the end of the academic year) – excludes Academies and Free Schools
  • Primary and secondary schools only – excludes all-through, PRUs and special schools
  • 2017/18 data is period to 31/01/18

How many children have received fixed term exclusions for physical assaults on adults at primary schools in the academic years below by children attending primary schools in your council area at local authority maintained schools? 

Sept 2013 – July 2014

Sept 2014 – July 2015

Sept 2015 – July 2016

Sept 2016 – July 2017

Sept 2017 – end January 2018

The following table provides answers to this and the following questions

No of children with an exclusion reason of physical assault against an adult13/1414/1515/1616/1717/18
Fixed PeriodPrimary821129411368
Secondary12212216*
PermanentPrimary**148*
Secondary***

* pupil numbers suppressed in accordance with Department for Education confidentiality policy on publication of data (pupil cohorts 5 or less are suppressed – see page 4).

How many children have received fixed term exclusions for physical assaults on adults at secondary schools in the academic years below by children attending secondary schools in your council area at local authority maintained schools? 

Sept 2013 – July 2014

Sept 2014 – July 2015

Sept 2015 – July 2016

Sept 2016 – July 2017

Sept 2017 – end January 2018 

Refer to above response 

How many children have received a permanent exclusion for physical assaults on adults at primary schools in the academic years below by children attending primary schools in your council area at local authority maintained schools? 

Sept 2013 – July 2014

Sept 2014 – July 2015

Sept 2015 – July 2016

Sept 2016 – July 2017

Sept 2017 – end January 2018 

Refer to above response 

How many children have received a permanent exclusion for physical assaults on adults at secondary schools in the academic years below by children attending secondary schools in your council area at local authority maintained schools? 

Sept 2013 – July 2014

Sept 2014 – July 2015

Sept 2015 – July 2016

Sept 2016 – July 2017

Sept 2017 – end January 2018

Refer to above response