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Statistics: special educational needs (SEN)

Statistics on pupils with SEN, including information on educational attainment, destinations, absence, exclusions, and characteristics.

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National statistics on special educational needs in England

Statements of special educational needs (SEN) and education, health and care (EHC) plans

From 7 May 2020, the Department for Education is publishing ‘Statements of SEN and EHC Plans: England’ on a new statistics dissemination platform, Explore Education Statistics (EES).

We published this information as a separate statistical first release (SFR) for the first time in 2015.

Analysis of children with special educational needs

SEN statements issued within 26 weeks

Published 30 July 2013
Last updated 2 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Special educational needs in England: January 2020'.

  2. Added 'Education, health and care plans: England 2020'.

  3. From 7 May 2020, the Department for Education is publishing 'Statements of SEN and EHC Plans: England' on a new statistics dissemination platform, Explore Education Statistics (EES).

  4. Added 'Special educational needs in England: January 2019'.

  5. Added 'Statements of SEN and EHC Plans: England 2019'.

  6. Added 'Special educational needs in England: January 2018' to the collection.

  7. Added: 'Statements of SEN and EHC plans: England, 2018'.

  8. Added 'Special educational needs in England: January 2017'.

  9. Added: 'Statements of SEN and EHC plans: England, 2017'.

  10. Added 'Special educational needs in England: January 2016'.

  11. Added 'Statements of SEN and EHC plans: England, 2016'.

  12. Added link to 'SEN absences and exclusions: additional analysis'.

  13. Added: 'SEN: analysis and summary of data sources'.

  14. Added 'Statements of SEN and EHC plans: England 2015'.

  15. Added 'Special educational needs in England: January 2014' and 'Children with special educational needs: an analysis - 2014' to the collection.

  16. Added an update about the ‘Special educational needs in England: January 2014’ SFR.

  17. Added 'Children with special educational needs: an analysis - 2013'

  18. First published.