A racist incident is defined as any situation perceived to be racist by the alleged victim or any other person, including unintentional racism. Schools usually record details of the incident – for example whether it involved physical or verbal abuse; whether the alleged victims and perpetrators are pupils, teachers or other adults – along with any action taken, such as whether the matter was reported to the police or another agency.
Exclusions for racist abuse: fixed-term and permanent.
Trusts that have not replied have not been included in this table.
Data on the number of academies in each MAT from the Department for Education’s register of schools and colleges in England.
Not all schools in each multi-academy trust reported racist incidents. For example, 27 out of 58 schools in Academies Enterprise Trust and nine out of 29 schools in Star Academies recorded racist incidents in 2020-21.
*United Learning Trust did not provide responses for the number of fixed-term and permanent exclusions for racist abuse. (This was because the trust said it could not gather the information within the time limit set under the Freedom of Information Act due to the number of schools it operates.)
**Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust did not provide an exact number for fixed-term exclusions for racist abuse in 2017-18; we have counted <5 as 1.
***The Thinking Schools Academy Trust only provided data for three years: 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19. (This was because the trust said it could not gather the information within the time limit set under the Freedom of Information Act due to the number of schools it operates.)
****Figures not provided for all five years because the trust was set up after 2016-17.