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 16Post 16 G8263Alternative 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 – MainstreamPrimary = £4511504 Secondary = 1549152£10085
2016 – 2017 AcademyPrimary = £1521747 Secondary = £1549152£23064
2016 – 2017 Special£9821359£914151
2016 – 2017 Alternative Provision and Pupil Referral Units (PRU’S)£152865
2017 – 2018 MainstreamPrimary = £4511504 Secondary = £655638£14655
2017 – 2018 AcademyPrimary = 1620656 Secondary = £1622763£26100
2017 – 2018 Special£11249933£973329
2017 – 2018 Alternative Provision and Pupil Referral Units (PRU’S)£107019
2018 – 2019 MainstreamPrimary = £3281598 Secondary = £444706
2018 – 2019 AcademyPrimary = £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 – 2016239976069143Information not held
2016 – 2017253785778151Information not held
2017 – 2018243991472188Information not held
2018 – 2019220993765199Information not held

 

Year Post 16 Mainstream Post 16 Special Post 16 resource Post 16 Others Post 16 Further Education
Post 16 Residential 
2015 – 20161522106122376Information not held
2016 – 20171671843148355Information not held
2017 – 201816036162308Information not held
2018 – 20191851488308249Information 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 studentsNumber of pre 16 SEN studentsNumber of post 16 Mainstream studentsNumber of post 16 SEN students
2015- 201613199905Information not heldInformation not held
2016 – 2017127049501912297
2017 – 2018125631034587186
2018 – 2019124691125298179

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 – 2016127
2016 – 2017117
2017 – 2018106
2018 – 201995

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 – 2016253
2016 – 2017263
2017 – 2018255
2018 – 2019271

 

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 – 20161193
2016 – 20171160
2017 – 20181103
2018 – 20191146

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.