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Pupils educated other than at school

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  • Release date: 30 July 2014
  • Period covered: 2009/10 to 2013/14
  • Next update: 29 July 2015
An annual report which presents data on individual pupils receiving education outside of school, including Pupil Referral Units, which includes data by age, gender and the type of provision.

Statistics are based upon data relating to pupils known by Local Authorities to be receiving education outside of school during the academic week from 13 to 17 January 2014.

Key points

  • 2,367 pupils were recorded as being educated other than at school, with 1,225 of these receiving their main education outside of school.
  • The rate of pupils receiving their main education other than at school, 2.6 per 1,000 pupils, did not change between 2012/13 and 2013/14.
  • There was an increase in the percentage of pupils whose main education is other than at school who were recorded as having special educational needs.
  • Pupil referral units remain the most frequently-used education provision for pupils whose main education is other than at school.
  • 3.4 out of every 1,000 pupils in Wales were reported to be electively home educated.


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