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Special Educational Needs

Volume 403: debated on Tuesday 8 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schoolchildren in Kent were classified as special needs pupils in each of the past five years. [105862]

The information requested is shown in the table.

All schools: Number of pupils with special educational needs (SEN): 1998–2002 Position in January each year
Kent local education authority
Number of pupils with statements of SEN1Percentage of pupils with statements of SEN2Number of pupils with SEN without a statement1Percentage of pupils with SEN without a statement2
199838,5913.264,31923.9
19997,5873.455,20924.4
20008,0303.555,62724.3
200148,3753.655,19523.9
200258,3183.642,47118.3

1 Excludes dually registered pupils.

2 The number of pupils with and without statements expressed as a proportion of the number of pupils on roll.

3 Before local government reorganisation (includes Medway).

4 Estimates were made for 2001 because the data for SEN are known to be incomplete.

Schools 2002', which is available on the Department's website www.dfes.gov.uk/statistics and from the Library.