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Number of children with SEN declining

The number of children and young people in schools with special education needs (SEN) has fallen to 1.49 million in 2014 – or 17.9% – from 1.55 million in 2013, official statistics have found. This continues a trend going back to 2010, the figures from the Department for Education (DfE) have revealed. In 2010, 21.1% of pupils had SEN. The percentage of pupils in schools in England who have statements of SEN remained at 2.8% – as it has done since 2007 – with 232,190 children and young people having one in 2014. In addition, the percentage of pupils with


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