Non-school Alternative Provision – 2017-2022

Can you provide me with a breakdown of each non-school alternative provider used by your council over the last five years.

1) how many pupils in total were sent to each alternative provider
2) how much each provision cost in total

If possible, your return should include data for the following academic years: 2017-18; 2018-19; 2019-20; 2020-21; 2021-22.

When you give data for the year, please provide data for the overall number of pupils and cost over the entire year, not just a snapshot view of the data.

By Alternative Provision, I mean any establishment you would include on the AP Census that is not a school, either independent or state maintained. This could include but isn’t limited to 1:1 tuition, work experience; other training.

Please provide the information as listed below in the Excel sheet attached.

Academic year
Provider name
UK PRN (where applicable)
Number of pupils (in the academic year)
£ spent

Devon County Council believes compliance with this request would exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which is £450 or 18 hours of officer time.

This is because to comply with this request we would have to examine several hundred records individually, across several different teams, then extract all of the types of information requested and then collate all of the information.