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Special Educational Needs: Maintained Schools

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many maintained mainstream schools had (a) less than one per cent. (b) one to three per cent. (c) three to five per cent. (d) five to seven per cent. (e) seven to 10 per cent. (f) over 10 per cent. (g) over 20 per cent. (h) over 30 per cent. (i) over 40 per cent. and (j) over 50 per cent. of the school population with special educational needs in each year since 1997. (132387)

The information requested is shown in the table.

Some of the schools shown in the table will have resourced provision/units/special classes for pupils with special educational needs.

Maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools1: Pupils with special educational needs (SEN)2, 3—1997-2006 position in January each year—England

Pupils with SEN

0-0.9%

1.0-2.9%

3.0-4.9%

5.0-6.9%

7.0-9.9%

10.0-19.9%

20.0-29.9%

30.0-39.9%

40.0-49.9%

50% and over

1997

944

632

558

840

1,962

9,140

5,751

1,873

586

219

1998

310

365

426

741

1,878

9,252

6,356

2,114

698

272

1999

217

210

298

584

1,517

9,353

6,695

2,409

730

301

2000

151

178

258

492

1,304

8,965

7,131

2,610

806

327

2001

164

219

227

428

1,244

8,559

7,161

2,841

890

323

2002

268

347

347

592

1,496

8,831

6,615

2,446

757

237

20034

165

305

570

1,089

2,524

10,002

5,045

1,557

397

118

20044

151

307

576

974

2,422

9,970

5,120

1,580

428

113

20054

115

274

523

901

2,280

9,963

5,168

1,699

417

143

20064

94

224

435

755

2,079

9,614

5,577

1,892

493

161

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Excludes dually registered pupils.

3 Includes pupils with special education needs with a statement and those with special educational needs without a statement.

4 Due to changes in the classification system for SEN, the number of pupils with SEN without statements reported in 2003 and later are not directly comparable with earlier years.

Source:

School Census