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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 26 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of children in pupil referral units have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; and if he will make a statement. (96659)

Information on the number of pupils by type of need is not collected from pupil referral units. However, information on the number of pupils with any special educational needs is collected and is shown in the table.

Pupil referral units: number of pupils with special educational needs (SEN), January 2006, England

Pupils on roll1

Number of pupils1

Percentage of pupils

With statements of SEN




With SEN without statements




1 Excludes dually registered pupils. Includes pupils with other providers. Note:Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10. Source:Schools’ Census.