FOI Request - Out of Authority School Placements

Request 101000199610

I would like to make a Freedom of Information request for the following:

(1) The number of school pupils your local authority currently has placed at schools run by other local authorities.

(2) This figure as a percentage of the number of pupils on your local authority’s school roll.

(3) The cost of these placements to your Local Authority.

Response 22-11-2013

1.  20

2.  0.002%

3.  In order to answer this question further clarity would be required as these children are often placed in private foster care placements and these costs do not therefore relate to school, others incur costs as per the Additional Support for Learning Act (2009) with some a combination of both.

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