Pupil Referral Units in numbers

Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) educate children excluded from mainstream school for violence, drug use and bullying:

  • There are currently 400 Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) in the UK
  • Only 1% of the 50,000 pupils excluded from mainstream schools leave PRU education with 5 GCSEs
  • compared to 51% of those who remain


More help for troubled kids

A report by the Government's behaviour expert recommends improvements for Pupil Referral Units - where children are sent when excluded from school.