The Department does not require local authorities to provide specific information on deaf children.
The Special Educational Needs Information Act (2008) requires the annual publication of information about children in England with special educational needs. The information published includes local authority data on outcomes for these children by SEN type, including hearing impairment, at key stages 2 and 4 in English, maths and science.
The Schools White Paper "The Importance of Teaching" set out our intention to publish easy to understand data about how well pupils achieve so that schools and local authority areas are more accountable to parents. The Green Paper on special educational needs and disabilities will explore how to increase transparency so that parents know how their child is to be supported and how their child is progressing.