Special educational needs in England: January 2013

This statistical first release (SFR) provides analyses on the characteristics of pupils by their provision of special educational needs (SEN) together with the assessment and placement of pupils with statements of SEN. It is based on pupil-level data collected via the school census and local authority-level data collected via the SEN2 survey.

In January 2013, 229,390 pupils (2.8%) across all schools in England had statements of SEN. This percentage has remained unchanged for the past 5 years.

There were 1,316,220 pupils with SEN without statements, 16% of pupils across all schools, compared to 17% in 2012. Most of the decrease is in pupils at school action.