Special Educational Needs pupils in independent special schools

1. Please state the total number of pupils recorded as having SEND (including SEND support and EHCPs/statements of SEN) in your local authority area across the year.

Year Total number of pupils 
2014 -201510,993
2015 – 201616,442
2016 – 201716,888
2017 – 201817,551
2018 – 201919,029

2. Of those in Q1, please state the total number of pupils who attended an independent special school (for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities) funded by your local authority broken down by year.

Year Total number of pupils 
2014 – 2015280
2015 – 2016273
2016 – 2017314
2017 – 2018376
2018 – 2019461

3. Of those in Q2, please state the total number of pupils who attended an independent special school (for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities) funded by your local authority that was located out of your local authority area, broken down by year.

Year Total number of pupils 
2014 – 201546
2015 – 201670
2016 – 201765
2017 – 201860
2018 – 201968

4. Please state the total expenditure on places at independent special schools (for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities) by your local authority broken down by year.

Year Expenditure millions
2014 – 2015£12.1m
2015 – 2016£10.7m
2016 – 2017£12m
2017 – 2018£13.7 m
2018 – 2019£17.9m