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Special Educational Needs: Poverty

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and in what proportion of pupils with statements of special educational needs (a) lived and (b) attended school in the most deprived decile of lower layer super output areas in 2008, as determined by the income deprivation affecting children index. (256349)

The information requested is shown as follows.

(a) 33,660 pupils1, 2 with statements of special educational needs lived in the most deprived decile of lower layer super output areas as determined by IDACI3 in 2008. This represents 16 per cent. of all statemented pupils of known residence in England.

(b) 21,660 pupils1, 2 with statements of special educational needs attended school in the most deprived decile of lower layer super output areas as determined by IDACI3 in 2008. This represents 10 per cent. of all statemented pupils attending schools in England.

1 Excludes dually registered pupils.

2 Includes pupils attending nursery, primary, secondary and special schools, CTCs and academies.

3 Income Deprivation Affecting Children Indices.

Source:

Spring 2008 School Census