The numbers of children being expelled from school has soared in Lancashire, figures show.
Experts suggested that the hikes are being caused, in part, by pressures on schools.
Across the country, there was a 12% rise on average in the numbers of expulsions between September last year and June this year, compared with the same period the previous academic year, the TES calculated.
This is based on data gathered by the magazine from 118 local councils through Freedom of Information requests.
In terms of the numbers expelled, Lancashire had the highest number, with children permanently excluded 364 times.
Behaviour expert Jarlath O'Brien told the TES:
Colin Harris, a retired primary headteacher who has worked as a consultant at a pupil-referral unit, suggested:
Although there has been a rise in exclusions, the number as a percentage of the local school population is one of the lowest in the country, a spokesman said.
A Lancashire Council spokesman said it has more schools than any other authority, which is why it is likely to appear near the top, adding:
A Department for Education spokeswoman said: