Special Educational Needs

The term ‘special educational needs’ refers to children who have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. Many children will have special needs of some kind at some time during their education. This measure shows the number of children in any special educational needs category as a percentage of all pupils.

 

Number of children with special educational needs

Area 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Hams 008C 31 35 34 32 27 25
Q3 - Average 6,090 5,925 5,302 4,974 4,959 5,002
South Hams 1,887 1,870 1,522 1,463 1,443 1,330
Devon 19,720 19,688 17,108 16,150 16,205 16,288
Western Locality 1,834 1,812 1,503 1,518 1,473 1,357

 

Percentage of children with special educational needs

Area 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Hams 008C 15.2% 17.0% 15.8% 14.5% 13.2% 11.7%
Q3 - Average 20.7% 20.3% 18.1% 16.7% 16.4% 16.4%
South Hams 18.2% 18.4% 15.1% 14.6% 14.5% 13.3%
Devon 21.3% 21.2% 18.3% 17.1% 17.0% 16.9%
Western Locality 18.4% 18.3% 15.1% 15.3% 15.0% 13.7%

 

Percentage trend of children with special educational needs

 

Percentage of children with special educational needs (latest data)

 

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