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In brief...Pupil exclusion in academy schools
Stephen Machin and Matteo Sandi
March 2020
Paper No' CEPCP575:
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CentrePiece 25 (1) Spring 2020

JEL Classification: I20; I21; I28

Tags: academies; discipline; exclusion

Schools in England that became academies before 2010 typically began to exclude significant numbers of their more disruptive pupils. Research by Stephen Machin and Matteo Sandi suggests that this was the result of the strict disciplinary approach that the schools adopted rather than a strategic effort to improve their educational results.

This article summarises 'Autonomous Schools and Strategic Pupil Exclusion' by Stephen Machin and Matteo Sandi, published in the Economic Journal in January 2020 earlier version available as CEP Discussion Paper No. 1527