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S5W-05491: ()

Date lodged: 12 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of children with learning disabilities are being taught in special schools, also broken down by each year since 2007.

Answered by: John Swinney 30 December 2016

The percentage of children with learning disabilities being taught in special schools broken down by each year since 2007 is as follows.

Pupils in Scotland with a Learning Disability - 2007-2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Disability

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Special Schools

3388

4134

4097

4126

4266

4421

4604

4601

4569

4311

All Schools

7399

8956

9232

11534

14673

15979

15859

15600

15324

14608

Percentage Special

46%

46%

44%

36%

29%

28%

29%

29%

30%

30%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All pupils with an ASN

36,510

38,716

44,176

69,587

98,523

118,034

131,621

140,542

153,192

170,329

of which special school pupils

6,709

6,756

6,673

6,800

6,973

6,976

6,984

6,981

6,920

6,735

of which mainstream school pupils

29,801

31,960

37,503

62,787

91,550

111,058

124,637

133,561

146,272

163,594

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All special school pupils

6,709

6,756

6,673

6,800

6,973

6,976

6,984

6,981

6,920

6,735

All mainstream school pupils

685,506

674,817

670,067

666,333

663,538

664,242

666,546

669,974

673,087

677,680

All pupils

692,215

681,573

676,740

673,133

670,511

671,218

673,530

676,955

680,007

684,415

Percentage ASN

5%

6%

7%

10%

15%

18%

20%

21%

23%

25%

Percentage of ASN pupils that are at Special schools

18%

17%

15%

10%

7%

6%

5%

5%

5%

4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage of Special school pupils with a Learning Disability

50%

61%

61%

61%

61%

63%

66%

66%

66%

64%