National Statistics

Special educational needs in England: January 2018

Information from the school census on pupils with special educational needs (SEN), and SEN provision in schools.

Applies to England



This publication analyses the characteristics of pupils by their:

  • level of special educational needs (SEN)

  • type of SEN

It is based on pupil-level data collected through the school census, general hospital school census and school-level annual school census (SLASC).

School census statistics team


Telephone: Sean Gibson 01325 340 987

Published 26 July 2018
Last updated 8 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Made a correction to column Y of table 14 – percentage of pupils with SEN support in special schools.

  2. First published.