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'Age and Gender, by type of SEN provision and type of need - 2016 to 2023' from 'Special educational needs in England'

Headcount for 'Age and Gender, by type of SEN provision and type of need - 2016 to 2023' for Autistic Spectrum Disorder, EHC plans, Hearing Impairment, Missing, Moderate Learning Difficulty and 11 other filters in England between 2019/20 and 2022/23
EHC plansSEN Support
Autistic Spectrum Disorder82,84792,567103,429115,98467,86770,47479,06490,779
Hearing Impairment6,0276,1486,1896,24217,17317,06716,69516,947
Missing1no data1no datano datano data20no data
Moderate Learning Difficulty29,59231,15932,05732,898211,563203,454197,409189,375
Multi- Sensory Impairment9651,0211,1041,2072,6472,8083,0083,230
Other Difficulty/Disability7,0697,8418,4248,75645,93244,59244,72043,763
Physical Disability13,37113,72414,02014,32423,41722,94422,86222,479
Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty10,0039,97610,10810,120916825769824
SEN support but no specialist assessment of type of needno datano datano datano data40,33342,20446,10350,090
Severe Learning Difficulty30,59331,30031,50431,3223,0012,6342,4342,277
Social, Emotional and Mental Health39,18945,19149,52554,598194,111195,294208,916229,723
Specific Learning Difficulty9,94711,61013,03414,824145,878145,187149,997155,238
Speech, Language and Communications needs42,58949,53057,34166,287236,960245,232262,416278,596
Visual Impairment3,4113,6013,7113,7809,6229,7279,8859,913


  1. EHC plans also includes statements of SEN. Statements were phased out from 2014 to 2018
  2. Includes state-funded nursery, primary, secondary and special schools, non-maintained special schools and state-funded alternative provision schools. Does not include independent schools.

Source: Special educational needs in England, Age and Gender, by type of SEN provision and type of need - 2016 to 2023

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