FOI Request - Additional Support Needs Pupils

Request 101000372769

I should like to request the following information under Freedom of Information legislation, relating to educational provision in your local authority for the school year 2014-15:

1. What is the average (mean) number of absences recorded using Absence Code 24 (“other authorised absence”):

a)  for pupils with additional support needs enrolled at mainstream schools managed by the authority?
b)  for pupils with additional support needs enrolled at special units or special classes within mainstream schools managed by the authority?
c)  for pupils without additional support needs enrolled at mainstream schools managed by the authority?

Please provide the above information for the authority as a whole and for each individual school / unit managed by the authority.

2. In addition, I should like to request the following information for school year 2014-15 and the previous 4 school years:

a)  how many children have been admitted to special schools managed by the authority at the start of P1?
b)  how many children have been admitted to special units or classes within mainstream schools managed by the authority at the start of P1?
c)   how many children have been admitted to special schools managed by the authority at the start of S1?
d)   how many children have been admitted to special units or classes within mainstream schools managed by the authority at the start of S1?”

Response 08-09-2015 

1. 1.6 days per academic year

b. 1.6 days per academic year

c. 1.3 days per academic year

2a. None - the authority do not manage any special schools

b. 2014-15: 121 2013-14: 109 2012-13: 91 2011-12: 55 2010-11: 27

c. None - the authority do not manage any special schools

d. 2014-15: 268 2013-14: 214 2012-13: 158 2011-12: 131 2010-11: 104

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