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Schools: Hearing Impaired

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 29th January 2008.

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Photo of Michael Gove Michael Gove Shadow Secretary of State (Children, Schools and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) maintained and (b) independent schools for deaf and hearing-impaired pupils there were in each year since 1997; and how many places were provided in each category in each such year.

Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children, Young People and Families)

The numbers of maintained and independent schools that have statutory provision for deaf and hearing impaired pupils are given in the following tables. The number of places provided in these schools is not collected centrally.

Table A: Maintained schools
First priority Second priority Third priority Total
1997 10 5 0 15
1998 10 5 0 15
1999 10 5 0 15
2000 10 5 0 15
2001 8 4 0 12
2002 7 4 0 11
2003 7 4 0 11
2004 7 7 0 14
2005 7 6 1 14
2006 7 4 1 12
2007 8 4 1 13
Table B : Independent schools
First priority Second priority Third priority Total
1997 13 1 0 14
1998 13 1 0 14
1999 13 1 0 14
2000 13 1 0 14
2001 15 1 0 16
2002 15 1 0 16
2003 '14 1 0 15
2004 14 1 0 15
2005 14 1 0 15
2006 14 5 0 19
2007 14 4 0 18

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