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Special Educational Needs

Volume 493: debated on Thursday 4 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils with statements of special educational needs attended special schools in the (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Teesside and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each year since 1997. (276686)

The available information is shown in the following table. Data for further years could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Proportion of pupils1 with statements of special educational needs attending special schools2,3—Years: 1997, 2000, 2005 and 2008

1997

2000

Special schools

Maintained primary, state funded secondary and special schools4

Proportion in special schools

Special schools

Maintained primary, state funded secondary and special schools4

Proportion in special schools

England

92,360

226,170

40.8

91,480

243,800

37.5

North East

6,240

12,960

48.2

5,650

13,600

41.5

Teesside5

1,480

2,750

54.0

1,310

2,840

46.3

Hartlepool

220

380

57.4

210

420

50.5

Middlesbrough

510

840

60.7

350

770

45.3

Redcar and Cleveland

220

510

43.5

220

580

38.4

Stockton-on-Tees

540

1,020

52.5

530

1,060

49.6

Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

160

320

48.6

150

410

36.9

20052008

Special schools

Maintained primary, state funded secondary and special schools4

Proportion in special schools

Special schools

Maintained primary, state funded secondary and special schools4

Proportion in special schools

England

88,030

232,660

37.8

86,950

213,350

40.8

North East

5,610

12,810

43.8

5,550

11,470

48.4

Teesside5

1,290

3,030

42.4

1,360

2,710

50.1

Hartlepool

130

370

34.8

120

310

37.5

Middlesbrough

430

980

43.5

420

870

48.0

Redcar and Cleveland

230

650

35.2

300

610

49.2

Stockton-on-Tees

510

1,040

48.6

520

920

56.9

Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

190

530

35.8

190

480

39.5

1 Excludes dually registered pupils.

2 Includes general and special hospital schools.

3 As a proportion of those attending maintained primary, state funded secondary and special schools.

4 Includes CTCs and Academies.

5 Teesside consists of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees.

Source:

School Census.

The Department does not hold the requested information for the UK. Information relating to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are available from the Welsh Assembly Government, Scottish Government and Northern Ireland Department of Education, respectively.