Special Educational Needs: Home Education:Written question - 35386

Q
(Washington and Sunderland West)
Asked on: 25 April 2016
Department for Education
Special Educational Needs: Home Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children with (a) a Statement of Special Education Needs and (b) Education, Health and Care Plans were educated at home in each of the last five years.
A
Answered by: Edward Timpson
Answered on: 04 May 2016

The transition period from statements to Education, Health and Care plans (EHCPs) runs until April 2018. Every local authority has published an individual Local Transition Plan setting out the timings for transfers to the new system. We are monitoring local authority progress and published figures about transition up to January 2015, returned by local authorities, in the Special Educational Needs in England Statistical First Release of May 2015[1]. We will publish the figures up to January 2016 in May 2016.

The Department does not collect information on the number of children who are home educated. Some local authorities choose to maintain registers so that parents can voluntarily register children being educated at home.

The number and proportion of school pupils who had a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an EHCP in each of the last five years is as follows:

x

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Pupils with statements or EHCPs

224,210

226,125

229,390

232,190

236,165

Pupils on roll

8,123,865

8,178,200

8,249,810

8,331,385

8,438,145

Incidence (%)

2.8

2.8

2.8

2.8

2.8[2]

The number of permanent and fixed period exclusions received by pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs in each of the last five years for which data is available is as follows:

x

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

Fixed period exclusions

37,140

36,740

35,640

32,210

33,190

Permanent exclusions

420

430

380

330

330[3]

[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-special-educational-needs-sen

[2] https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/special-educational-needs-in-england-january-2015

[3] https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-exclusions

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