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Special Educational Needs: Private Sector

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which independent special schools have opened in each of the last 10 years. (252669)

The number of independent schools catering wholly or mainly for pupils with special educational needs which opened between 1 September 1998 and 31 August 2008 is as follows:

Academic Year

Number of schools opened

1998-99

19

1999-00

14

2000-01

19

2001-02

18

2002-03

22

2003-04

11

2004-05

39

2005-06

92

2006-07

66

2007-08

70

Total

370