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Pupils: Hearing Impaired

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many hearing impaired pupils are taught in (a) mainstream and (b) special maintained schools. (193378)

Information from the school census shows that, in January 2007 in England, there were 6,570 hearing impaired pupils in maintained primary schools, 5,670 such pupils in maintained secondary schools and 1,610 such pupils in all special schools. These figures refer to those who have hearing impairment as primary need and cover those at School Action Plus and with special educational needs statements. They exclude general hospital schools and dually registered pupils.