Special Educational Needs

Department for Education written question – answered on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the number of SEND pupils in each local authority area in England in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what the cost of educating those pupils in each of those areas was in that year.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Minister of State (Education)

The number of SEND pupils in each local authority area in England at January 2017, is available in the local authority tables published on GOV.UK at:


Local authority expenditure data is published on GOV.UK at:


This includes expenditure on SEN support services provided directly by local authorities, and their expenditure on special schools. We do not hold information on the costs of educating pupils with SEND that are met by mainstream schools from their budgets.

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