To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children with (a) a Statement of Special Education Needs and (b) Education, Health and Care Plans were educated at home in each of the last five years.
4 May 2016
The transition period from statements to Education, Health and Care plans (EHCPs) runs until April 2018. Every local authority has published an individual Local Transition Plan setting out the timings for transfers to the new system. We are monitoring local authority progress and published figures about transition up to January 2015, returned by local authorities, in the Special Educational Needs in England Statistical First Release of May 2015. We will publish the figures up to January 2016 in May 2016.
The Department does not collect information on the number of children who are home educated. Some local authorities choose to maintain registers so that parents can voluntarily register children being educated at home.
The number and proportion of school pupils who had a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an EHCP in each of the last five years is as follows:
Pupils with statements or EHCPs
Pupils on roll
The number of permanent and fixed period exclusions received by pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs in each of the last five years for which data is available is as follows:
Fixed period exclusions