Key Facts

Did you Know? Some Facts and Figures

1. 75% of those serving time in prison were excluded from mainstream education.
2. There are 1536 active EHCPs in Sutton (Oct 2017)
3. Government spending on Education was 4.4% of GDP in 2015/16
4. There are 32,142 schools in the UK, of which 4% are special schools (2016)
5. There are 9.3 million children and young people at school in the UK, 122,000 of which are in special schools and 15,000 in pupil referral units
6. There are 38,150 pupils in Sutton
7. On average, 14.4% of pupils have special educational needs – but only 2.8% have a SEN or EHCP statement (2016)
8. In Sutton, 3% of pupils (1137 individuals) have a statement of SEN or EHCP – 0.2% above the England average (2016)
9. There are 3,511 pupils in Sutton receiving SEN support. This is an average of 9.2% of the pupil population – compared to a national average of 11.6% (2016)
10. 1.9% of pupils in Sutton have a sensory impairment (2016)
11. 8.9% of pupils in Sutton have a diagnosis of being on the Autism spectrum, compared to an England average of 6.3%
12. 31% of pupils in Sutton are recognised as having Speech, Langauge and Communication needs
13. 17.9% of pupils in Sutton have a specific learning difficulty – against an England average of 10.1%. A further 13.1% have a moderate, severe or profound learning difficulty.
14. There are more than a million children between 5–16 years old in UK schools who speak in excess of 360 languages between them in addition to English. Currently there are a 1,061,010 bilingual 5-16 year olds in English schools
15. Between 2010 and 2015 the number of pupils with Special Educational Needs fell from 21% to 15%
16. In 2015 there were 456,900 FTE teachers in England and Wales – but 13% of teachers drop out after 1 year of teaching, and 30% drop out after 5 years (2015)
17. The national average pupil to teacher ratio (in all settings) is 16.5/1 (2016)
18. There were 1,731 episodes of children recognised as being In Need in the 2016 – 17. This is nearly twice the England average.
19. There were 2,719 Child Protection referrals made in Sutton during the year 2016-17
20. 267 children in Sutton with in a Child Protection Plan at the end of March 2017.
21. The percentage of persistent absenteeism in schools is 8.7% (Primary) and 12.8% (Secondary) across England. (2017)
22. At 31 March 2017 there were 72,670 looked after children, an increase of 3% on 2016.
23. There are 230 Looked After Children in Sutton (2017)
24. There were 22 permanent and 1174 fixed term exclusions of pupils in Sutton in 2017, just under the England average
25. Research in January 2013 showed that one in six primary school pupils in England did not have English as their first language. In secondary schools the figure was one in eight.