Pupils with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) are among the most likely to be suspended by schools multiple times, researchers have found.  Those suspended 10 times or more are almost three times as likely to be pupils with SEND compared to pupils who are suspended once. Pupils with social, emotional or mental health special needs are the most common group among suspended pupils.  The report also found that suspended pupils are around a year behind their peers by the time they take their GCSE’s and pupils with multiple suspensions are likely to be in an mainstream school.