The available information is given in the table. It is the responsibility of local authorities (LAs) to provide suitable education for those children of compulsory school age who, by reason of illness, exclusion from school or otherwise, may not otherwise receive it. Therefore each LA will decide how many PRU places it needs, in line with its own policies, the efficient use of resources and DfES guidance.
|Number of pupils|
|Position in January |
|Pupils on the unit register only(40)||Dually registered pupils(41)||Total|
(40) Also includes pupils with other providers.
(41) Pupils who are on the unit's register and on another school's register,
(42) Provisional figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.
Annual Schools Census