Special Educational Needs:Written question - 47943

Q
(Huddersfield)
Asked on: 11 October 2016
Department for Education
Special Educational Needs
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils with special educational needs in schools in England (a) have an education, health and care plan and (b) are educated in a special school.
A
Answered by: Edward Timpson
Answered on: 18 October 2016

As of January 2016, the number of pupils with special educational needs in schools for whom local authorities maintain an education, health and care (EHC) plan in England was 59,270; of which, 26,229 were in special schools.

The latest statistics providing the number of children and young people with special educational needs for whom local authorities maintain an EHC plan broken down by establishment type can be found in Table 1 of the ‘Statements of SEN and EHC plans: England, 2016’ statistical first release, which is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statements-of-sen-and-ehc-plans-england-2016

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