Wakefield primary school exclusions soar

New figures show more children are being excluded from Wakefield's primary schools.

Numbers have risen sharply over the last few years. 290 youngsters were removed from lessons in the 2016/2017 academic year - compared to 195 the year before.

Wakefield Council say they work closely with all schools to avoid exclusions where possible - and that where one does take place, they ensure the young person still receives an education.

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