Special Educational Needs: Buckingham

Department for Education written question – answered on 10th December 2021.

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Photo of Greg Smith Greg Smith Conservative, Buckingham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many requests for education, health and care plans were (a) requested by parents and (b) signed off by Buckinghamshire Council for students in the Buckingham constituency in each of the last five years.

Photo of Greg Smith Greg Smith Conservative, Buckingham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many exclusions from school (a) in total and (b) of pupils with SEN occurred in Buckingham constituency in each of the last five years.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The data on requests and issuing of education, health and care plans (EHCPs) are not collected by parliamentary constituency, or by who the requestor is for the plan. The answer provided is based on all requests made to the Buckinghamshire local authority. The number of requests received, and plans issued by Buckinghamshire local authority, are detailed below.

Year

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Requests for EHCP

680

658

888

940

940

New EHCPs issued

447

300

628

674

592

The tables below show the number of permanent exclusions and suspensions for pupils with and without special educational needs (SEN) in Buckingham constituency between the 2015/16 and 2019/20 academic years.

Permanent Exclusions

Academic year

All pupils

Pupils without SEN

SEN with EHCP or statement

SEN without EHCP or statement

2019/20

6

4

1

1

2018/19

12

6

2

4

2017/18

8

2

0

6

2016/17

14

5

2

7

2015/16

14

8

3

3

Suspensions

Academic year

All pupils

Pupils without SEN

SEN with EHCP or statement

SEN without EHCP or statement

2019/20

503

261

98

144

2018/19

696

330

115

251

2017/18

423

146

64

213

2016/17

457

234

67

156

2015/16

283

133

53

97

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