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Private Education: Children in Care

Department for Education written question – answered on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne Conservative, Ludlow

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) looked after children and (b) children in need are on the roll of independent schools.

Photo of Michelle Donelan Michelle Donelan Government Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

3,372 looked after children were on the roll of independent schools in January 2019, according to the most recent School Level Annual School Census figures. Through our Board School Partnerships initiative, we are encouraging local authorities to be more proactive in this field.

The department does not collect information in the school census on the number of children in need in independent schools.

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