Children: Education:Written question - 12573

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Asked by Ann Coffey
(Stockport)
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Asked on: 20 October 2015
Department for Education
Children: Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in each local authority area were not in full-time mainstream education and were in (a) part-time education, (b) pupil referral units, (c) home schooling and (d) other placements on the most recent date for which figures are available.
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Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 23 October 2015

The number of pupils in part-time education, pupil referral units or alternative provision in each local authority can be calculated from the underlying school level data within the Schools, Pupils and their Characteristics: January 2015 statistics[1]. The department does not hold data which distinguish between home schooled pupils and those in other placements.


[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2015 - the file named ‘SFR16_2015_Schools_Pupils_UD’ should be used to calculate part time pupils and those in pupil referral units, and the file named ‘SFR16_2015_LA_level_APcensus_UD’ for pupils in alternative provision.

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