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Special Educational Needs

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many maintained special educational needs schools were operated in each local education authority in England in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the most recent year for which figures are available. (158141)

Data on the number of maintained special educational needs schools that were operated in each local education authority in England in 1996-97 and 2006-07, are shown in the following tables:

Number of LA Maintained Special Schools, by Local Authority Area and Government Office Region in England1

January 1997

England

1,153

North East

71

Hartlepool

3

Middlesbrough

5

Redcar and Cleveland

2

Stockton-on-Tees

5

Former Durham

13

Northumberland

9

Gateshead

6

Newcastle upon Tyne

10

North Tyneside

5

South Tyneside

5

Sunderland

8

North West

198

Former Cheshire

20

Cumbria

5

Bolton

6

Bury

4

Manchester

22

Oldham

7

Rochdale

7

Salford

7

Stockport

6

Tameside

6

Trafford

7

Wigan

9

Former Lancashire

40

Knowsley

8

Liverpool

22

St. Helens

4

Sefton

6

Wirral

12

Yorkshire and Humber

111

East Riding of Yorkshire

6

City of Kingston-Upon-Hull

5

North East Lincolnshire

2

North Lincolnshire

2

York

4

North Yorkshire

11

Barnsley

3

Doncaster

7

Rotherham

7

Sheffield

15

Bradford

13

Calderdale

3

Kirklees

9

Leeds

14

Wakefield

10

East Midlands

81

Former Derbyshire

17

Former Leicestershire

16

Lincolnshire

19

Former Northamptonshire

12

Former Nottinghamshire

17

West Midlands

142

Former Hereford and Worcester

14

Former Shropshire

7

Former Staffordshire

29

Warwickshire

12

Birmingham

31

Coventry

11

Dudley

7

Sandwell

12

Solihull

5

Walsall

8

Wolverhampton

6

East of England

109

Former Bedfordshire

12

Former Cambridgeshire

16

Former Essex

32

Hertfordshire

27

Norfolk

12

Suffolk

10

London

162

Inner London

78

City of London

0

Camden

6

Hackney

6

Hammersmith and Fulham

6

Haringey

5

Islington

5

Kensington and Chelsea

2

Lambeth

8

Lewisham

7

Newham

3

Southwark

9

Tower Hamlets

8

Wandsworth

11

Westminster

2

Outer London

84

Barking and Dagenham

1

Barnet

4

Bexley

4

Brent

5

Bromley

3

Croydon

6

Ealing

7

Enfield

6

Greenwich

8

Harrow

4

Havering

3

Hillingdon

6

Hounslow

5

Kingston-upon-Thames

3

Merton

4

Redbridge

4

Richmond-upon-Thames

3

Sutton

3

Waltham Forest

5

South East

183

Berkshire

12

Former Buckinghamshire

21

Former East Sussex

18

Former Hampshire

43

Isle of Wight

2

Former Kent

34

Oxfordshire

14

Surrey

24

West Sussex

15

South West

96

Bath and NE Somerset

5

City of Bristol

11

North Somerset

4

South Gloucestershire

5

Cornwall

4

Isles of Scilly

0

Former Devon

21

Former Dorset

8

Gloucestershire

17

Somerset

8

Former Wiltshire

13

1 Not all authorities can be directly compared as there has been some local government reorganisation between 1997 and 2007.

January 2007

England

1,006

North East

61

Hartlepool

2

Middlesbrough

4

Redcar and Cleveland

3

Stockton-on-Tees

4

Durham

10

Darlington

1

Northumberland

8

Gateshead

6

Newcastle upon Tyne

5

North Tyneside

5

South Tyneside

6

Sunderland

7

North West

167

Cheshire

14

Halton

4

Warrington

3

Cumbria

5

Bolton

6

Bury

3

Manchester

14

Oldham

3

Rochdale

6

Salford

5

Stockport

6

Tameside

5

Trafford

6

Wigan

8

Lancashire

32

Blackburn and Darwen

4

Blackpool

3

Knowsley

7

Liverpool

13

St. Helens

3

Sefton

5

Wirral

12

Yorkshire and Humber

85

East Riding of Yorkshire

3

Kingston-Upon-Hull, City of

6

North East Lincolnshire

2

North Lincolnshire

2

York

2

North Yorkshire

11

Barnsley

1

Doncaster

7

Rotherham

7

Sheffield

12

Bradford

11

Calderdale

3

Kirklees

6

Leeds

6

Wakefield

6

East Midlands

81

Derbyshire

10

Derby

5

Leicestershire

6

Leicester

8

Lincolnshire

21

Northamptonshire

13

Rutland

1

Nottinghamshire

11

Nottingham

6

West Midlands

123

Herefordshire

4

Worcestershire

11

Shropshire

2

Telford and Wrekin

4

Staffordshire

23

Stoke-on-Trent

5

Warwickshire

9

Birmingham

27

Coventry

9

Dudley

7

Sandwell

4

Solihull

5

Walsall

6

Wolverhampton

7

East of England

95

Bedfordshire

10

Luton

3

Cambridgeshire

7

Peterborough

3

Essex

19

Southend-on-Sea

5

Thurrock

2

Hertfordshire

25

Norfolk

12

Suffolk

9

London

144

Inner London

64

City of London

0

Camden

6

Hackney

4

Hammersmith and Fulham

5

Haringey

4

Islington

3

Kensington and Chelsea

2

Lambeth

5

Lewisham

6

Southwark

9

Tower Hamlets

7

Wandsworth

9

Westminster

2

Outer London

80

Barking and Dagenham

1

Barnet

4

Bexley

5

Brent

5

Bromley

5

Croydon

6

Ealing

6

Enfield

6

Greenwich

4

Harrow

4

Havering

3

Hillingdon

6

Hounslow

5

Kingston-upon-Thames

3

Merton

3

Redbridge

4

Richmond-upon-Thames

2

Sutton

3

Waltham Forest

5

South East

164

Bracknell Forest

1

Reading

3

Slough

3

West Berkshire

2

Windsor and Maidenhead

1

Wokingham

2

Buckinghamshire

13

Milton Keynes

6

East Sussex

11

Brighton and Hove

6

Hampshire

26

Portsmouth

5

Southampton

5

Isle of Wight

2

Kent

24

Medway

4

Oxfordshire

14

Surrey

24

West Sussex

12

South West

86

Bath and North East Somerset

3

Bristol, City of

10

North Somerset

3

South Gloucestershire

3

Cornwall

4

Isles of Scilly

0

Devon

10

Plymouth

8

Torbay

3

Dorset

5

Poole

3

Bournemouth

2

Gloucestershire

12

Somerset

8

Wiltshire

6

Swindon

6

Source:

School Census.