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Special Schools

Volume 401: debated on Wednesday 19 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many special schools have been operating for (a) visually and (b) hearing impaired children in each year since 1995. [102561]

The following table sets out the number of special schools operating for visually impaired (VI) and hearing impaired (HI) children.

VI

HI

VI/HI/MSI

Total

1995244382149
1996244382149
1997244382149
1998244381148
1999244381148
2000244380147
2001244379146
2002234279144
2003234279144

In addition to VI and HI schools the table identifies the special schools that make a combination of provision, which may also include multi-sensory impairment (MSI).