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  • Compared with 2021’s data, more children/young people are now being educated in a mainstream school (increased by 9 percentage points), whilst fewer are attending a special school (decreased by 13 percentage points). College attendance has increased slightly (up by 3 percentage points) and 1% are being educated at home (included as a category for the first time)

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Base: All children / young people: 2023 (359) | 2021 (742) | 2020 (285)

This chart shows the educational establishment that SEND young people are in. It shows that:
50% of the SEND children or young people in the 2023 sample are in a mainstream school this is compared to 41% in the 2021 sample and 63% in the 2020 sample.
5% of the SEND children or young people in the 2023 sample are in an inclusion centre within a mainstream school this is compared to 5% in the 2021 sample and 4% in the 2020 sample.
24% of the SEND children or young people in the 2023 sample are in a special school this is compared to 37% in the 2021 sample and 17% in the 2020 sample.
11% of the SEND children or young people in the 2023 sample are in a college this is compared to 8% in the 2021 sample and 8% in the 2020 sample.
1% of the SEND children or young people in the 2023 sample do elective home education. This option was not included in the 2020 and 2021 samples.
8% of the SEND children or young people in the 2023 sample are in another educational establishment this is compared to 10% in the 2021 sample and 8% in the 2020 sample.