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Pupils educated other than at school

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  • Release date: 6 August 2013
  • Period covered: 2012/13
  • Next update: 30 July 2014
An annual report which presents data on individual pupils receiving education outside of school, including Pupil Referral Units, which includes data by age, gender and the type of provision.

Statistics are based upon data relating to pupils known by Local Authorities to be receiving education outside of school during the academic week from 14 to 18 January 2013. This is an experimental statistics release.

Key points

  • 2,577 pupils were recorded as being educated other than at school, with 1,220 of these receiving their main education outside of school.
  • The rate of pupils educated other than at school increased from 2.2 per 1,000 pupils in 2011/12 to 2.6 per 1,000 pupils in 2012/13.
  • 84.6 per cent of pupils educated other than at school EOTAS) pupils receiving their main education outside of school were recorded as having special educational needs in 2012/13, a decrease of 5.3 percentage points from 2011/12.
  • The most frequently used form of educational provision for EOTAS pupils was being taught at a Pupil Referral Unit, accounting for 42.6 per cent of all provisions.
  • 1,103 pupils of compulsory school age were reported to be educated at home.

Revision note

Tables 2, 3 and 5 were found to contain incorrect data. They will be updated in the next edition of this statistical first release, due to be published on 30 July 2014.


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