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Special Educational Needs

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties there are in (a) Torbay constituency, (b) the South West and (c) England. (313883)

This Department collects information on children who have special educational needs. For those pupils at School Action Plus and those pupils with a statement of special educational need information is collected on their primary need and, if appropriate, their secondary need. Information on primary need only is provided in the table.

Maintained primary1, state-funded secondary1,2 and special schools3: number of pupils 4 with behaviour, emotional and social difficulties5 as at January 2009 in England, South West Government Office Region and Torbay Parliamentary Constituency

Torbay

South West

England

Maintained primary

State funded secondary

All special

Maintained primary

State funded secondary

All special

Maintained primary

Secondary

All special

120

250

50

5,350

6,280

1,280

58,930

82,270

13,240

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Includes city technology colleges and academies.

3 Includes maintained and non-maintained special schools. Excludes general hospital schools.

4 Headcount of solely registered pupils only, in schools located in Torbay, South West and England.

5 The statistics relate to those children whose primary specific special educational need is classified as Behavioural, Social and Emotional Difficulties. Only children at the School Action Plus provision category or with statements of SEN are categorised according to specific need in this way.

Pupil numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

School Census