Primary school children in Brent are suspended for attacking teachers more than twice a WEEK, shocking statistics reveal.
Last year saw a record number of suspensions, for kids aged between just five and 11 in the borough, for attacking teachers.
Government figures show there were 115 fixed term exclusions for primary pupils in the area in 2015/16 for physical assaults on adults in their schools.
That equates to nearly three attacks on teachers every single week of the school year, or nearly one a day.
The staggering figure, the latest available to date, is up from 110 suspensions in 2014/15, and was the highest number in the last decade.
And the picture doesn't look too great for older children, or in other west London boroughs.
Secondary school pupils in Brent were suspended 20 times in the latest one-year period for physical attacks on adults.
And there was also a record numbers of suspensions for secondary pupils in Kensington and Chelsea who attacked fellow children - with 63 fixed term exclusions in 2015/16 for physical assaults on pupils in their schools.
This figure is up from 61 in 2014/15, and was the highest number since at least 2006/07.
Across west London, there were at least 29 permanent exclusions of primary pupils - nearly one a week - and 1,114 fixed term exclusions.
Brent had the highest rate of fixed term exclusions for primary pupils in the area at 101 per 10,000 pupils.
Older pupils, in secondary schools, were expelled 226 times in west London, and suspended on 8,046 occasions.
Across England, the number of permanent exclusions across all state-funded primary, secondary and special schools has increased from 5,795 in 2014/15 to 6,685 in 2015/16.
But most of these (81%) permanent exclusions occurred in secondary schools.
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