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Pupils: Special Educational Needs

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils with special educational needs there were in each year since 1997. (296258)

The information requested on pupils with special educational needs is published annually by my Department.

Figures for 2005 to 2009 were published in the Statistical First Release “Special Educational Needs in England: January 2009”, which can be accessed at (tables 1a and 1b):

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000852/index.shtml

Figures for 2003 and 2004 were published in the Statistical First Release “Special Educational Needs in England: January 2007”, which can be accessed at (tables 1a and 1b):

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000732/index.shtml

Figures for 1997 to 2002 were published in the Statistical Bulletin “Special Educational Needs in England: January 2002”, which can be accessed at (tables 1a and 1b):

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SBU/b000367/index.shtml