Data set from Special educational needs in England

Pupils in all schools, by type of SEN provision - including independent schools and general hospital schools - 2016 to 2023

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Number of pupils in state-funded nursery, primary, secondary and special schools, non-maintained special schools, AP schools and independent schools by SEN provision, type of need and school type

Data set details

Pupils and schools
Special educational needs in England
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • EHC plans
  • EHC plans (percent)
  • Headcount
  • Hospital school flag
  • Phase type of school
  • School type detail
Time period
2015/16 to 2022/23

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202223Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandLondonE12000007301Barking and DagenhamE09000002State-funded special schoolTotalNo511164953.1311154598896.86888454011
202223Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandLondonE12000007302BarnetE09000003Independent schoolTotalNo8123120218614.797488612582.28979441093
202223Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandLondonE12000007302BarnetE09000003State-funded AP schoolTotalNo4432572.7272727272711.36363636363
202223Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandLondonE12000007302BarnetE09000003State-funded nurseryTotalNo4112686.326034063261.94647201946
202223Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandLondonE12000007302BarnetE09000003State-funded primaryTotalNo307113703108912.057568949233.54596073068

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 8 variables
Variable nameVariable description
ehc_planEHC plans
ehc_plan_percentEHC plans (percent)
hospital_schoolHospital school flag - Yes/No
phase_type_groupingPhase type of school - Phase (primary, secondary, special, AP school, independent)
sen_supportSEN support/SEN without an EHC plan


  1. Includes state-funded nursery, primary, secondary and special schools, non-maintained special schools, state-funded alternative provision schools and independent schools
  2. Includes pupils with SEN support in state-funded schools and pupils with SEN without an EHC plan in Independent schools
  3. EHC plans also includes statements of SEN. Statements were phased out from 2014 to 2018

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