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Pupils educated other than at school

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  • Release date: 27 July 2016
  • Period covered: 2010/11 to 2015/16
  • Next update: 3 August 2017
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 11-15 January 2016.

Key points

  • 2,114 pupils were recorded as being educated other than at school, with 1,512 of these receiving their main education outside of school.
  • The rate of pupils receiving their main education other than at school increased to 3.2 per 1,000 pupils.
  • 7 out of 10 pupils whose main education is other than at school were boys.
  • Pupil referral units remain the most frequently-used education provision for pupils whose main education is other than at school.
  • 4.6 out of every 1,000 pupils in Wales were reported to be electively home educated.


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