Freedom of information response

Exclusion (SEN)

Publication date: 
Tuesday 25 August 2020
Request: 
  1. How many children with special educational needs (SEN)- including both children on SEN support and students with EHCPs - at (i) primary and (ii) secondary school level have not been placed in another mainstream or specialist school within 4 months of a permanent exclusion. In your response, please make clear separately how many children were on an EHC plan and how many were on SEN support. Please report the figures separately for the following academic years:
    1. 2017-18
    2. 2018-19
    3. 2019-20 to date
  2. Of the total number of primary and secondary school children who were permanently excluded, how many of these children later went on to secure an EHC plan after their permanent exclusion. Please make clear in your response how many of these children had previously been on SEN support. Please report the figures for the following years:
    1. 2017-18
    2. 2018-19
    3. 2019-20 to date
Response: 
  1.  
  1. 21
  2. 26
  3. 8
  1.  
  1. 7
  2. Fewer than 5 (please see below)
  3. 0

We are unable to provide an exact number for question 2b above as:

  • There is a low number involved.
  • The release of this information could identify individuals which would constitute their personal data under the Data Protection Act
  • There is no prior expectation on the part of these individuals that their personal information would be published in the wider public domain under the FOI Act
  • Personal data of any other person is exempt under section 40 (2) of the Data Protection Act.

However in the interests of transparency we are able to provide this information to you categorised as fewer than 5 to give you an indication of the figures

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Request reference:
FOI 10152