UK (England) Data

The EASIE data collection takes place every two years. Country data is added to this website as and when it becomes available. The default view is the most recent school year available. The data is presented in up to six tables, focusing on different aspects of inclusive education. Unless stated otherwise in the notes, the data displayed is from the selected school year.

2014/2015 Data:

UK (England) - 2014_2015 - Table 1

Question ISCED 1 ISCED 2 Sources used Notes
1 How many school aged children are there at: 3,927,416 2,992,497 Eurostat data: Population on 1 January by age, sex and nomenclature of territorial units for statistics (NUTS) 2 region (code: demo_r_d2jan)
2 How many pupils are enrolled in all formal educational settings in: 3,863,085 2,978,526 Schools, Pupils and their Characteristics, 2015 The difference in the numbers recorded in Question 1 and Question 2 is accounted for in part by slightly different dates for collecting the datasets, and by the fact that Eurostat data (Question 1) measures numbers resident, whereas Department for Education school census data (Question 2) measures those attending schools in England, with some residents attending schools in Wales and Scotland.
3 How many pupils are out of any formal educational settings in: M M Data not available.
4 How many pupils are enrolled in mainstream formal educational settings with their non-disabled peers in: 3,825,184 2,903,074 Schools, Pupils and their Characteristics, 2015 (www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2015), Tables 1a, b and c Pupils aged 5–10 (ISCED 1) and aged 11–15 (ISCED 2) in state-funded primary and secondary schools and independent schools (including independent special schools).
5 How many pupils are enrolled and educated in mainstream classes with their non-disabled peers for at least 80% of the time in: 3,818,089 2,892,974 Schools, Pupils and their Characteristics, 2015 and special educational needs in England, 2015, www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-special-educational-needs-sen Calculated using Question 4 minus number of children in SEN units in state-funded primary schools (ISCED 1) and state-funded secondary schools (ISCED 2). Children without an 'official diagnosis of SEN' (children on 'SEN support') are also sometimes educated in 'SEN units', so Question 4 of this table minus Question 3 of the table 'Learners with an official decision of SEN' does not equal Question 5of this table. Please note that in Question 3 of the table 'Learners with an official decision of SEN', ISCED is defined by primary and secondary schools. In Question 4 here, ISCED is defined by ages 5–10 and 11–15, so coverage differs slightly between the two.

UK (England) - 2014_2015 - Table 2

Question 9 years 15 years Sources used Notes
1 How many children are aged: 616,703 627,179 Office for National Statistics (ONS) statistics based on those aged 9 and 15 in mid-2014 Discrepancy may be linked to different time points for age sample. ONS statistics taken for age at 'mid'-2014; Schools, Pupils and their Characteristics taken from age at 31 August 2014.
2 How many pupils are enrolled in all formal educational settings aged: 610,192 616,555 Schools, Pupils and their Characteristics, 2015, Tables 1a, b and c Includes children in state funded schools and independent schools
3 How many pupils are out of any formal educational settings aged: M M Data not available.
4 How many pupils are enrolled in mainstream formal educational settings with their non-disabled peers in: 579,318 544,013 Schools, Pupils and their Characteristics, 2015, Table 1a Includes children in state-funded primary and state-funded secondary schools.
5 How many pupils are enrolled and educated in mainstream classes with their non-disabled peers for at least 80% of the time in: M M

UK (England) - 2014_2015 - Table 3

Question ISCED 1 ISCED 2 Sources used Notes
1 How many pupils have an official decision of SEN in: 89,320 102,410 Statements of SEN and education, health and care (EHC) plans: England, 2015 (www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statements-of-sen-and-ehc-plans-england-2015), Table 1 Children aged 5–10 in all establishment types, including those not in school for ISCED 1 and 11–15 for ISCED 2. Questions 2 and 3 are based on primary (ISCED 1) and secondary (ISCED 2) schools.
2 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in formal mainstream educational settings with their non disabled peers of the same age for at least 80% of the time in: 57,800 54,780 Special educational needs in England, 2015 (www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-special-educational-needs-sen), Table 19 Estimate based on total number of children with an official diagnosis of SEN in state-funded primary (ISCED 1) and secondary (ISCED 2) schools (Table 19) minus Question 4. SEN unit data not available by age.
3 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools in: 4,170 3,320 Special educational needs in England, 2015: Tables 18 and 19 ISCED 1: Children in 'SEN units' in state-funded primary schools. ISCED 2: Children in 'SEN units' in state-funded secondary schools.
4 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special schools in: 32,990 49,690 Special educational needs in England, 2015: Table 3c ISCED 1: children aged 5–10 in maintained and non-maintained special schools. ISCED 2: children aged 11–15 in maintained and non-maintained special schools. Excludes independent special schools.
5 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in non-formal educational provision maintained by the education, health, social or justice sectors in: M M Data not available. The total number of children and young people aged 0–25 educated by other arrangements made by local authorities can be found in statements of SEN and EHC plans: England, 2015. However, this is not available by ISCED level.

UK (England) - 2014_2015 - Table 4

Question ISCED 1 Male ISCED 1 Female ISCED 2 Male ISCED 2 Female Sources used Notes
1 How many male and female pupils have an official decision of SEN in: 65,435 23,885 75,490 26,920 Special educational needs in England, 2015, Table 3d ISCED 1: ages 5–10. ISCED 2: ages 11–15. Includes children attending state-funded primary, secondary or special schools. Excludes independent schools and pupil referral units.
2 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in formal mainstream educational settings with their non disabled peers of the same age for at least 80% of the time in: M M M M Data not available.
3 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools in: M M M M Data not available.
4 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special schools in: 24,170 8,820 36,240 13,450 Special educational needs in England, 2015, Table 3c ISCED 1: ages 5–10. ISCED 2: ages 11–15. Includes children attending state-funded special schools and non-maintained special schools. Excludes independent special schools.
5 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in non-formal educational provision maintained by the education, health, social or justice sectors in: M M M M Data not available.

UK (England) - 2014_2015 - Table 5

Ages 1 How many pupils of each age have an official decision of SEN in ISCED level 1: 2 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in formal mainstream educational settings with their non disabled peers of the same age for at least 80% of the time in ISCED level 1: 3 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools in ISCED level 1: 4 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special schools in ISCED level 1: 5 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in non-formal educational provision maintained by the education, health, social or justice sectors in ISCED level 1: Sources used Notes
< 3 year olds Special educational needs in England, 2015 Includes state-funded primary and special schools. Includes non-maintained special schools. Excludes independent mainstream and special schools. Age data not available for children in 'SEN units'.
3 year olds
4 year olds
5 year olds 11,485 M NA 4,355 NA
6 year olds 13,295 M NA 4,865 NA
7 year olds 14,275 M NA 5,260 NA
8 year olds 15,190 M NA 5,715 NA
9 year olds 16,720 M NA 6,210 NA
10 year olds 18,355 M NA 6,585 NA
11 year olds
12 year olds
13 year olds
14 year olds
15 year olds
16 year olds
17 year olds
18 year olds
19 year olds
20 year olds
21 year olds
22 year olds
23 year olds
>23 year olds

UK (England) - 2014_2015 - Table 6

Ages 1 How many pupils of each age have an official decision of SEN in ISCED level 2: 2 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in formal mainstream educational settings with their non disabled peers of the same age for at least 80% of the time in ISCED level 2: 3 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools in ISCED level 2: 4 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special schools in ISCED level 2: 5 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in non-formal educational provision maintained by the education, health, social or justice sectors in ISCED level 2: Sources used Notes
< 3 year olds Special educational needs in England, 2015, Tables 3c and 3d Includes state-funded secondary schools, state-funded and non-maintained special schools. Age breakdown not available for children in SEN units.
3 year olds
4 year olds
5 year olds
6 year olds
7 year olds
8 year olds
9 year olds
10 year olds
11 year olds 19,430 NA NA 9,280 NA
12 year olds 19,650 NA NA 9,450 NA
13 year olds 20,535 NA NA 10,015 NA
14 year olds 21,245 NA NA 10,390 NA
15 year olds 21,550 NA NA 10,555 NA
16 year olds
17 year olds
18 year olds
19 year olds
20 year olds
21 year olds
22 year olds
23 year olds
>23 year olds

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