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Special Educational Needs

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which maintained special schools opened in 2008; and what the cost of establishing each was. (256346)

The Department’s records, based on information supplied by local authorities, indicate that the following maintained special schools opened in 2008. The Department does not have a record of the cost of establishing these schools; this will be held locally.

Name of maintained special school

Postal/town

Postal/county area

Date opened

Phoenix Schools

Walsall

West Midlands

1 January 2008

Elmwood School

Walsall

West Midlands

1 January 2008

Nene Gate

Peterborough

Cambridgeshire

2 January 2008

Castle Wood

Coventry

West Midlands

1 April 2008

Newbridge Learning Community

Wigan

Lancashire

1 September 2008

Seven Hills School

Sheffield

South Yorkshire

1 September 2008

Sir Tom Finney Community High School

Preston

Lancashire

1 September 2008

Acorns Primary School

Preston

Lancashire

1 September 2008

Elm Tree Community Primary School

Skelmersdale

Lancashire

1 September 2008

Heatherwood School

Doncaster

South Yorkshire

1 September 2008

Pennine View School

Doncaster

South Yorkshire

1 September 2008

Coppice Community School

Doncaster

South Yorkshire

1 September 2008

Stone Hill School

Doncaster

South Yorkshire

1 September 2008

North Ridge Community School

Doncaster

South Yorkshire

1 September 2008

Cottenham Foundation Special School

Cambridge

Cambridgeshire

1 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many maintained special schools there were in each local authority in each year since 1997, broken down by special educational needs priority 1. (256443)

We cannot provide the information requested because it would require the manipulation of large volumes of data which could be undertaken only at a disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1730-2W, on special educational needs, how many pupils were given (a) a fixed period and (b) a permanent exclusion. (258051)