Pupils: Down's Syndrome

Department for Education written question – answered on 17th October 2018.

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Photo of Janet Daby Janet Daby Labour, Lewisham East

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the (a) proportion of children with Down’s Syndrome who attended mainstream schools and (b) retention rates of children with Down’s Syndrome in mainstream schools in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

We publish the number and proportion of pupils with special educational needs (SEN), including the type of need in the annual ‘Special educational needs in England’ statistical release: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-special-educational-needs-sen.

Pupils with SEN are recorded according to their primary type of need. The current types of need were defined in 2015 and do not include a specific breakdown for Down’s Syndrome alone.

We do not produce retention rates by primary type of SEN.

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