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Statistics for Statements of SEN and EHC Plans

Statistics and analysis of statements of special educational needs (SEN) and education, health and care (EHC) plans in England.

This documents in the Related Documents section of this page include information on:

  • the number of statements of SEN and EHC plans in place in January 2018
  • the number of EHC plans made for the first time during the 2017 calendar year
  • the number and percentage of EHC plans that were issued within 20 weeks
  • progress transferring statements of SEN to EHC plans

It is based on the statutory SEN2 data collection.

 

The School Census is a statutory data collection for all state-funded schools in England. The census dataset includes variables on the pupil's personal data, including name, home postcode, gender, age, ethnicity, special educational needs (SEN), free school meals eligibility, as well as educational history and attainment results.

The School Census is the basis for the information provided below.

Number of SEN pupils

The table below summarises how many pupils have a special educational need by school type within Stoke-on-Trent. The data is correct as at the January 2018 School Census.

Table 1 – number of pupils by SEN category and school phase

Type of school

No SEN

School Support

Statemented or Education Health & Care Plan

Grand Total

% School Support

% Statemented or Education Health & Care Plan

% SEN

Nursery

231

49

6

286

17.1%

2.1%

19.2%

Primary

21,336

3,750

388

25,474

14.7%

1.5%

16.2%

PRU

19

16

3

38

42.1%

7.9%

50.0%

Secondary

11,421

1,404

246

13,071

10.7%

1.9%

12.6%

Special

5

743

748

0.7%

99.3%

100.0%

Grand Total

33,007

5,224

1,386

39,617

13.19%

3.5%

16.7%

 

The charts below display the information in Table 1 as a percentage of the total school population cohort and also display national comparator data. Chart 1 displays the information for all SEN pupils, chart 2 displays the information for SEN School Support pupils and chart 3 displays the information for SEN Statemented or EHCP pupils.

 

Chart 1 - All SEN Pupils

In all schools types (except PRU's), Stoke-on-Trent has a higher proportion of pupils who have an SEN compared to national figures.

Please see Chart 1 in the Featured Images Section and hover over the image to select the correct chart.

 

Chart 2 - SEN School Support pupils

In all schools types (except PRUs and special schools), Stoke-on-Trent has a higher proportion of pupils who have an SEN School Support compared to national figures.

Please see Chart 2 in the Featured Images Section and hover over the image to select the correct chart.

 

Chart 3 - SEN Statemented or EHCP pupils

In all schools types (except PRUs), Stoke-on-Trent has a higher proportion of pupils who have an SEN Statement or EHCP compared to national figures.

Please see Chart 3 in the Featured Images Section and hover over the image to select the correct chart.

SEN pupils by Primary Need

When a pupil has a special education need, the reason for their SEN is captured as their primary need. This is the primary area of support in which the pupil needs to support and enhance their learning experience.

Charts 4-6 display a breakdown of SEN, SEN School Support and SEN Statemented/EHCP pupils by their primary need alongside national comparator data.

 

Chart 4 - A Breakdown of all SEN pupils by Primary Need

Chart 4 shows an analysis of all SEN pupils by SEN Primary Need. The majority of SEN pupils have a Moderate Learning Difficulty (35%). There is also a large majority of pupils who have a Speech, Language and Communication Needs (28%) and Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (16%). National comparator data is also displayed in the chart.

Please see Chart 4 in the Featured Images Section and hover over the image to select the correct chart.

 

Chart 5 - A Breakdown of School Support pupils by Primary Nneed

Chart 5 shows an analysis of School Support pupils by SEN Primary Need. The majority of School Support pupils have a Moderate Learning Difficulty (37%). There is also a large majority of pupils who have a Speech, Language and Communication Needs (31%) and Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (16 %). National comparator data is also displayed in the chart.

Please see Chart 5 in the Featured Images Section and hover over the image to select the correct chart.

 

Chart 6 - A Breakdown of Statemented/EHCP pupils by Primary Need

Chart 6 shows an analysis of Statemented/EHCP pupils by SEN Primary Need. The majority of Statemented/EHCP pupils have a Moderate Learning Difficulty (28%). There is also a large majority of pupils who have a Speech, Language and Communication Needs (19%) and Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (15%). National comparator data is also displayed in the chart.

Please see Chart 6 in the Featured Images Section and hover over the image to select the correct chart.

Top 5 SEN Primary Needs by SEN cohort

The table below shows the top 5 SEN primary needs by different SEN cohorts of pupils for both Stoke-on-Trent and Nationally.

 

Stoke-on-Trent

National

 

Rank

SEN Primary Need

% of pupils

Rank

SEN Primary Need

% of pupils

All SEN pupils

1

Moderate Learning Difficulty

35.4%

1

Moderate Learning Difficulty

21.6%

2

Speech, Language & Communication Needs

28.1%

2

Speech, Language & Communication Needs

21.1%

3

Social, Emotional & Mental Health

15.8%

3

Social, Emotional & Mental Health

16.6%

4

Specific Learning Difficulty

6.9%

4

Specific Learning Difficulty

12.6%

5

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

4.4%

5

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

10.3%

School Support pupils

1

Moderate Learning Difficulty

37.3%

1

Moderate Learning Difficulty

24%

2

Speech, Language & Communication Needs

30.6%

2

Speech, Language & Communication Needs

22.8%

3

Social, Emotional & Mental Health

16.2%

3

Social, Emotional & Mental Health

17.5%

4

Specific Learning Difficulty

8%

4

Specific Learning Difficulty

15%

5

Physical Disability

2%

5

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

5.7%

Statemented/EHCP pupils

1

Moderate Learning Difficulty

28.1%

1

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

28.2%

2

Speech, Language & Communication Needs

18.7%

2

Speech, Language & Communication Needs

14.6%

3

Social, Emotional & Mental Health

14.6%

3

Social, Emotional & Mental Health

12.8%

4

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

13.8%

4

Severe Learning Difficulty

12.5%

5

Severe Learning Difficulty

10.2%

5

Moderate Learning Difficulty

12%

SEN Pupils 2009 - 2018

The Department for Education (DfE) publish the percentage of pupils with a Special Educational Need over time on their website. Chart 7 below shows the percentage of the Stoke-on-Trent school population who have an SEN against national comparator data. In more recent years, the percentage of pupils with an SEN in the city has been in line with national data, between 2009 and 2014 however, a greater proportion of pupils in the city had an SEN compared to national data.

 

Chart 7 - % of Pupils with an SEN 2009-2018

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Chart 8 - % of Pupils with School Support 2009-2018

Chart 8 shows the percentage of Stoke-on-Trent school population who receive School Support against national comparator data. The same pattern can be seen here, where in recent years, the percentage of the city’s school population who received School Support is in line with national data.

Please see Chart 8 in the Featured Images Section and hover over the image to select the correct chart.

 

Chart 9 - % of Pupils with a Statement or EHC Plan

Chart 9 shows the percentage of Stoke-on-Trent school population who have a Statement or EHC Plan against national comparator data. Historically, Stoke-on-Trent has always had a slightly higher proportion of pupils with a Statement or EHC Plan compared to national data.

Please see Chart 9 in the Featured Images Section and hover over the image to select the correct chart.

SEN Pupils where the LA maintains their EHC Plan

Stoke-on-Trent LA maintains around 2,000 EHC Plan's which means that the LA pays for these pupils to attend specialist provision where necessary and provides transport to these settings where also necessary.

 

Chart 10 - Number of EHC Plan pupils by the type of Educational Provision

Chart 10 shows the number of EHC Plan pupils supported by the LA and where they are being educated in terms of the type of educational provision. The majority of EHC Plan pupils are being educated in maintained/academy special schools (38%). There are also large proportions of pupils being educated in maintained/academy primary or secondary schools (18% and 14%) and other independent special schools (10%).

Please see Chart 10 in the Featured Images Section and hover over the image to select the correct chart.

 

Chart 11 - Number of EHC Plan pupils by where they are being educated

Chart 11 shows the number of EHCP pupils supported by the LA based on where geographically they are being educated. The large majority of EHCP pupils are being educated within the city in either maintained/academy schools, special schools or other independent special schools (72%). 20% of pupils are being educated outside the city.

Please see Chart 11 in the Featured Images Section and hover over the image to select the correct chart.

Electively Home Educated Pupils

Chart 12 - Number of EHE Pupils by Education Phase

Chart 12 shows the number of pupils in Stoke-on-Trent who are currently EHE. The total number of pupils who are EHE is 241. The majority of pupils who are EHE are in the secondary school phase of education. There are also around 50 pupils who are in the primary and Post-16 phase of education.

Please see Chart 12 in the Featured Images Section and hover over the image to select the correct chart.

 

Chart 13 - Number of EHE Pupils by SEN

Chart 13  shows the number of pupils in Stoke-on-Trent who are currently EHE by special educational need. The majority of pupils who are EHE do not have any SEN although around one fifth receive School Support or have a Statement/EHC Plan.

Please see Chart 13 in the Featured Images Section and hover over the image to select the correct chart.

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