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Request 18888

31 March 2016

Applicant type: WDTK

1) How many young people with special educational needs in your local authority area require an EHCP for transitioning from a school placement to a college placement in September 2016?

2) How many of these young people received their final EHCP by the 31st March 2016 deadline?

Response

Info provided - 12 April 2016

1) We cannot give an accurate number for question 1 as it is unclear how many young people will actually leave school to go to college in September 2016. The reason for this is that some young people make late decisions to leave school and go to college.

We are unable to confirm a young person's next provision until the young person has a definite offer of a place at a college and has accepted this offer. Colleges typically interview young people and make offers during the Spring term. We are able to name a college in the EHC, however as we live in a London Borough a young person may apply to multiple colleges and therefore naming one college ahead of a clear view and decision being made means naming against parental and young person's preference.

In addition, many young people apply to more than one college in order to keep their options open, plus they may be awaiting exam results before they can make a final decision. Therefore many young people will not decide which college they are going to until June when they have received their exam results and also at this point some young people may change their mind and remain at school.

The total number of NCY 11, 12, 13 and 14s still on CoP stage "statemented", which may be leavers (and therefore need a transfer to an EHCP in line with AfC's transfer schedule) is 254

2) 58 young people.

Please note that our responses were accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of release, and have not subsequently been updated. This information should be considered an historical record only.

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Updated: 13 Apr 2017