Key Data

This page will contain key data relating to special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Sandwell. It will develop and expand over time to include data around assessments for Education Health and Care Plans, the attainment of children and young people with SEND as well as data relating to attendance and exclusions .

Numbers of children and young people in Sandwell with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

As of January 2018 there were 59806 children attending schools (including Pupil Referral Units) in Sandwell. Of these 7389 have SEND but do not have an Education, Health and Care Plan or Statement of Special Educational Need. A further 1555 children have either a statement of special educational needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan. This represents 2.6% of the school population which is 0.3% below the national average.

(Source - Department for Education School Census 2018)


Type of Special Educational Need and Disability

The table below gives details of the number of children recorded by Sandwell schools (excluding Pupil Referral Units) within each category of special educational need and disability

Sandwell SEND Categories of Need 2018
Specific Learning Difficulties 433
Moderate Learning Difficulties 2473
Severe Learning Difficulties 237
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties 74
Social, Emotional and Mental Health 1621
Speech, Language and Communication Needs 2028
Hearing Impairment 176
Visual Impairment 114
Multi-Sensory Impairment 13
Physical Disability 218
Autistic Spectrum Disorder 402
Other or no specialist assessment 935

(Source - Department for Education School Census 2018)

Latest data relating to where SEND pupils are educated and Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP)

We have published information relating to the following areas:

  • Number of children / young people (0-25) with a statement of SEN or an EHCP
  • Types of education provider attended by children with SEND
  • Mediation and tribunal cases
  • Percentage of new EHCPs issued within 20 weeks

Click here to access this new data dashboard