The Department does not collect data on changes made to local authority maintained schools, as local authorities are responsible for making such changes.
Since September 2016, three academies have removed provision reserved for children with special educational needs (SEN); this includes “resourced provision” and “designated SEN units”. A further academy has proposed to close its SEN provision.
Although one of these academies closed its provision due to financial unviability; in the main, SEN provision is removed from a particular school because of reorganisation, so the provision is retained but delivered elsewhere.
Within the same timeframe seven academies have added new SEN provision, one academy is due to add provision in September this year and a further two have proposed to do so.