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Pupils with statements of special educational needs (SEN)

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  • Release date: 19 June 2013
  • Period covered: January 2013
An annual report which presents data from local authorities on pupils for whom they are responsible, where information is analysed by age group and type of school.

Key points

  • The number of pupils with a statement of SEN decreased by 0.2 per cent (less than 30 pupils) during 2012, bringing the total number with a statement to 13,564 at January 2013. Of these pupils, 65 per cent were educated at mainstream schools.
  • At January 2013, an estimated 2.9 per cent of pupils on roll had statements of SEN, this percentage has decreased from 3.2 per cent in January 2007.
  • 1,286 pupils were newly assessed as requiring a statement during 2012, compared with 1,333 in the previous year.


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