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Special educational needs in England: January 2012
This release brings together the information available on special educational needs (SEN), along with related information about special schools in England.
Reference Id: SFR14/2012
Publication Type: Statistical First Release
Publication data: Local Authority data
Local Authority data: LA data
Release Date: 12 July 2012
Coverage status: Final
Publication Status: Published
This statistical first release (SFR) brings together the information available on special educational needs (SEN) and related information about special schools in England. It provides analyses on the characteristics of pupils by their provision of SEN together with the assessment and placement of pupils with statements of SEN. It is based on pupil-level data collected via the school census and local authority-level data collected via the SEN2 survey.
In January 2012, some 226,125 pupils (2.8%) across all schools in England had statements of SEN. This percentage has remained unchanged in recent years. In 2012 there were some 1,392,215 pupils with SEN without statements, 17% of pupils across all schools, compared to 17.8% in 2011. Most of the decrease is in pupils at school action.
Tables 2, 3A, 19 and 20 have been revised on 30 August 2012. The PDF version has been updated to reflect these changes.
On 17 October 2012, additional national-level tables are being added containing a further breakdown of analyses for primary type of special educational need by pupil characteristics (e.g. free school meal eligibility, age, gender, ethnicity). Updated local authority figures on the statements of SEN that were finalised within 26 weeks for the year 2011 to 2012 will be added on this date, replacing the separate statistical release that contained this information in previous years.
Andrew Clarke - Schools Statistical Team