Special Educational Needs

Department for Education written question – answered on 27th March 2020.

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Photo of Lord Touhig Lord Touhig Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) pupils are in special schools, and (2) special schools there are.

Photo of Baroness Berridge Baroness Berridge Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade) (Minister for Women), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

In January 2019, there were 125,410 pupils in 1,044 state-funded and non-maintained special schools in England.

Information on the number of pupils and schools, including by school type, is published in the annual 'Schools, pupils and their characteristics' statistical release published at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-school-and-pupil-numbers and is attached. A time series is provided in table 1a of the 2019 release and tables 1b and 1c provide this information by local authority. Figures relating to January 2020 will be publish in June 2020.

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