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Pupils: Dyslexia

Question for Department for Education

UIN 113095, tabled on 27 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the total number of pupils is in (a) state and (b) private schools; and what the total number of positive assessments for dyslexia is in (a) state and (b) private schools.

Answered on

4 February 2022

The total number of children in state schools is 8,342,521, as of January 2021. The total number of children in independent schools is 569,332, as of January 2021.

The department does not hold the information requested about the number of children with dyslexia in state schools or independent schools. However, state schools report the number of pupils who have a specific learning difficulty, which usually includes dyslexia, as their primary need as being 156,797, and those for whom it is a secondary need as 27,237 pupils.