Special Educational Needs

Education and Skills written question – answered on 10th October 2006.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children received special educational needs statements in the London borough of Bexley in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Parmjit Dhanda Parmjit Dhanda Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Education and Skills

The available information is given in the following table.

Children for whom the authority maintains statements of Special Education Needs (SEN): Position in January each year: 2001 to 2006 Bexley local authority area
Total number of children for whom the authority maintains statements of SEN Number of children for whom statements of SEN were made for the first time
2001 1,255 204
2002 1,333 194
2003 1,421 197
2004 1,479 208
2005 1,526 207
2006 1,568 n/a
n/a = Information on the number of children for whom statements were made for the first time is collected retrospectively.

Source:

SEN2 Survey

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