Placement of Doncaster’s Special Educational Needs Pupils

This is the 4th data booklet detailing the placement of Doncaster's Pupils with Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities. This includes 1. School-aged pupils and those in post-16 provision 2. All SEN (pupils with either SEND support, School Action, School Action Plus, a statement of special educational need or EHC plan) 3. Local Authority maintained, academies and independent schools (mainstream and special needs education) 4. Comparisons to national figures and statistical neighbours.

Themes:

  1. Maintained statements/EHC plans
  2. Newly issued EHC plans
  3. Placements in Local Authority Maintained Schools
  4. Placements in Academies and Independent Schools
  5. Alternative Provision
  6. Type of Need

Headline Findings:

  • 36.5% of children and young people with a statement/EHC plan maintained by Doncaster Local Authority attend a mainstream school, which is below national average (40.1%)
  • 37.8% of those with a statement/EHC plan attend a special school (of any type) which is slightly below national average slightly by 1.9 percentage points.
  • 10.5% of young people with new EHC plans were attending a post 16 provision, 5.4 percentage points above national average. 
  • The majority (65%) of children and young people with a newly issued EHC plan attend a mainstream school. 
  • 10.5% of young people with new EHC plans were attending a post 16 provision, 5.4 percentage points above national average. 
  • 37.8% of those with a statement/EHC plan attend a special school (of any type) which is slightly below national average slightly by 1.9 percentage points. 
  • The vast majority of these special school placements are in LA maintained special schools (26.1%) or special academies (7.5%). 

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