Freedom of information response

SEND

Publication date: 
Thursday 6 June 2019
Request: 

Private SEND provision:
1.       How much did the local authority spend on private (independent, non state-run) special educational provision for pupils in the following years: 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19?
2.       How many pupils with special educational needs did the local authority send to private SEND provision in the following years: 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19?
3.       If any new private SEND provision has opened in the local authority in the last three years, please state a) the names of all new private SEND providers that opened b) the year they opened (between 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19)
4.       What are the reasons for any increase or decrease in the amount being spent on private SEND provision for pupils in the past three years?

Private Alternative Provision:
1.       How much did the local authority spend on private (independent, non state-run) alternative provision for excluded and other vulnerable pupils in the following years: 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19?
2.       How many pupils did the local authority send to private AP provision in the following years: 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19?
3.       If any new private AP provision has opened in the local authority in the last three years, please state a) the names of all new private AP providers that opened b) the year they opened (between 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19)
4.       What are the reasons for any increase or decrease in the amount being spent on private AP provision for pupils in the past three years?

Response: 

1.   

Financial Year

£

2018/19

3,203,187

2017/18

2,917,935

2016/17

2,748,134

2.   

Financial Year

 

2018/19

85

2017/18

84

2016/17

64

3.   

None

4.   

N/A

Private Alternative Provision:

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Request reference:
FOI 8964