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.



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

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.