Special Educational Needs funding and travel assistance spend

Regarding spend in Special Educational Needs Service, please forward the following information for 2015/16, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019 (projected):

Top Up Funding (Element 3)

1. Annual spend and number of recipients by:-
* primary need
* pre 16 (by Key stages or year groups) – mainstream, special, Resource base, non-maintained, residential
* post 16 – mainstream, special, Resource base, non-maintained, residential
* ABA programme
* gender and ethnicity

Annual Spend is provided below. Please note that gender and ethnicity information is not held:-

Year and type  Pre 16 Post 16 G8263 Alternative Provision and Pupil Referral Units (PRU’S
2015 – 2016 – Mainstream £4,854,140 £9325
2015 -2016 – Academy £2273382 £22928
2015 – 2016 Special £8,918,942 £1054177
2015 – 2016 Alternative Provision and Pupil Referral Units (PRU’S) £34455
2016 – 2017 – Mainstream Primary = £4511504 Secondary = 1549152 £10085
2016 – 2017 Academy Primary = £1521747 Secondary = £1549152 £23064
2016 – 2017 Special £9821359 £914151
2016 – 2017 Alternative Provision and Pupil Referral Units (PRU’S) £152865
2017 – 2018 Mainstream Primary = £4511504 Secondary = £655638 £14655
2017 – 2018 Academy Primary = 1620656 Secondary = £1622763 £26100
2017 – 2018 Special £11249933 £973329
2017 – 2018 Alternative Provision and Pupil Referral Units (PRU’S) £107019
2018 – 2019 Mainstream Primary = £3281598 Secondary = £444706
2018 – 2019 Academy Primary = £3240864 Secondary = £1691746
2018 – 2019 Special £11510504 £1026322
2018 – 2019 Alternative Provision and Pupil Referral Units (PRU’S) £107033

 

Number of recipients is provided below:-

Year  Pre 16 Mainstream  Pre 16 Special  Pre 16 Resource  Pre 16 Others  Pre 16 residential 
2015 – 2016 2399 760 69 143 Information not held
2016 – 2017 2537 857 78 151 Information not held
2017 – 2018 2439 914 72 188 Information not held
2018 – 2019 2209 937 65 199 Information not held

 

Year  Post 16 Mainstream  Post 16 Special  Post 16 resource  Post 16 Others  Post 16 Further Education
Post 16 Residential 
2015 – 2016 152 210 6 122 376 Information not held
2016 – 2017 167 184 3 148 355 Information not held
2017 – 2018 160 3 6 162 308 Information not held
2018 – 2019 185 148 8 308 249 Information not held

 

Travel Assistance
1. Annual spend and number of recipients by:-
* primary need
* pre 16 – mainstream, special, Resource base, non-maintained
* post 16 – mainstream, special, Resource base, non-maintained
* whether single occupancy, multi occupancy or walkers

Please refer to the table provided below for spend on transport:-

Spend by year  Primary  Secondary  Post 16  Special 
2015 – 2016 £3,239,857 £3,322,057 £3,207,011 £3,251,085
2016 – 2017 £10,725,173 £10,211,905 £9,793,3321 £10,537,857
2017 – 2018 £571,267 £489,832 £77,512 £40,962
2018 – 2019 * – 2018/19 figures are estimated based on position as at month 7 £8,138,044 £9,569,316 £10,377,270 £11,611,428

* – 2018/19 figures are estimated based on position as at month 7

Spend is not divided down to include the definitions “Resource base” or “non-maintained” as this information is not held.

Year  Number of pre 16 Mainstream students Number of pre 16 SEN students Number of post 16 Mainstream students Number of post 16 SEN students
2015- 2016 13199 905 Information not held Information not held
2016 – 2017 12704 950 1912 297
2017 – 2018 12563 1034 587 186
2018 – 2019 12469 1125 298 179

Number of Recipients 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
Number of Pre-16 Mainstream students 13199 12704 12563 12469
Number of Pre-16 SEN students 905 950 1034 1125
Number of Post-16 Mainstream students Information not held 1912 587 298
Number of Post-16 SEN students Information not held 297 186 179

2. Personal budgets for transport – total spend by service, number of recipients, total distance travelled

The Council does not currently offer personal budgets for school transport, therefore we do not hold this information.

3. Number of wheelchair users

Please refer to the table provided below for the number of wheelchair users:-

Year  Number of wheelchair users 
2015 – 2016 127
2016 – 2017 117
2017 – 2018 106
2018 – 2019 95

4. Number of passenger assistants

Please refer to the table provided below for the number of routes with passenger assistants:

Year  Number of routes with passenger assistants
2015 – 2016 253
2016 – 2017 263
2017 – 2018 255
2018 – 2019 271

 

5. Number of recipients by risk levels (high, medium, low)

The Council does not risk assess each passenger that it transports. Therefor, this informatio0n is not held.

6. Total distance travelled by type of transport

Information not held.

7. Number of routes

Please refer to the table provided below for number of routes.

Year  Number of routes 
2015 – 2016 1193
2016 – 2017 1160
2017 – 2018 1103
2018 – 2019 1146

8. State if there is a travelcard scheme

No, the Council does not have a travelcard scheme.

9. State if there is a travel training programme

Yes, the Council does have a travel training programme.