A BARNSLEY school has excluded more than a third of its pupils last year, it has been revealed.

Figures show 293 of the 857 pupils at Carlton Community College were excluded for at least one day in the last school year.

Executive principal of Carlton Community College Paul Tarn said the figures do not paint the true picture of how much the school has improved.

Mr Tarn acknowledged there was a high proportion of students subjected to fixed-term exclusions, but said this was set to fall this year following a turnaround.

Recently the school scored its best ever GCSE results, up from 29 per cent to 51 per cent in the last year. This is in terms of pupils getting at least five good grades including English and Maths.

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