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Statistics for the 0 - 25 year old SEND population from the past year (Sep 2019 - Sep 2020)

104528 estimated population of Hitchin and Harpenden

total estimated population

32,078 (30.7%)

aged between 0 - 25

53 schools in Hitchin and Harpenden

local authority schools in Hitchin and Harpenden

18,678

pupils attending

hitchin and harpenden 2527 (13.5%) SEND pupils

pupils with identified SEND

385 (2.1%)

pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)


How we compare to Hertfordshire and the UK

Overview

  • Hertfordshire historically has a similar proportion of pupils with SEND overall but a lower % of pupils with EHCPs than nationally or comparable local authorities
  • The proportion of pupils with EHCPs in Hitchin and Harpenden is lower than the Hertfordshire average.
  • 160 pupils attend the 1 maintained special school in the constituency: 6.4% of the Hertfordshire total


Mainstream school data

Pupils with identified SEND in maintained schools in Hitchin and Harpenden

Primary: 1045 SEN support, 132 EHCP

Secondary: 1067 SEN support, 88 EHCP

Special school data

Pupils with identified SEND in maintained special schools in Hitchin and Harpenden

Special: 160 EHCP

Pupils in Hitchin and Harpenden special schools by primary need

hitchin and harpenden primary needs of pupils in special schools

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Physical and neurological impairment: 3

Speech, language and communication needs: 55

Severe learning disabilities: 3

Profound and multiple learning disabilities: 0

Specific learning difficulties: 10

Deaf/ hard of hearing: 0

Autism Spectrum Disorder: 41

Social, emotional and mental health: 9

Blind/partially sighted: 0

Moderate learning disabilities: 35

Multi sensory impairment: 0

Other: 4



Pupils attending maintained special schools in Hertfordshire by Parliamentary ConstituencyEHCPs by county


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Broxbourne: 70

Hemel Hempstead: 287

Hertford and Stortford: 411

Hertsmere: 116

Hitchin and Harpenden: 160

North East Hertfordshire:178

South West Hertfordshire: 99

St. Albans: 282

Stevenage: 488

Watford: 226

Welwyn Hatfield: 196

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