FOUR Barnsley primary school pupils have been expelled for physical assaults on teachers and staff this academic year. 

The information was revealed through a freedom of information request made by the BBC.

Local councils in South Yorkshire were asked to reveal details about the number of pupils expelled and suspended for physically attacking teachers and other school staff since the 2011/12 school year.

The data shows four children in Barnsley have been expelled for the offence since September 2015. There were none in the other years.