Special Educational Needs:Written question - HL2570

Asked by Lord Touhig
Asked on: 12 March 2020
Department for Education
Special Educational Needs
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) pupils are in special schools, and (2) special schools there are.
Answered by: Baroness Berridge
Answered on: 27 March 2020

In January 2019, there were 125,410 pupils in 1,044 state-funded and non-maintained special schools in England.

Information on the number of pupils and schools, including by school type, is published in the annual 'Schools, pupils and their characteristics' statistical release published at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-school-and-pupil-numbers and is attached. A time series is provided in table 1a of the 2019 release and tables 1b and 1c provide this information by local authority. Figures relating to January 2020 will be publish in June 2020.

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