Data relating to pupils known by local authorities to be receiving education outside of school from 15 to 19 January 2018.

Key points

  • 2,188 pupils were recorded as being educated other than at school, with 1,609 of these receiving their main education outside of school.
  • The rate of EOTAS pupils receiving their main education other than at school increased in 2017/18 over the year to 3.4 per 1,000 pupils. This is the highest rate since 2009/10.
  • 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.
  • 5.6 out of every 1,000 pupils in Wales were reported to be electively home educated.


Pupils educated other than at school, September 2017 to August 2018
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