Pre-school

Hackney has a slightly higher rate of children aged four and under being recorded as having their day-to-day activities affected by a long-term condition or disability (2.3%) in comparison to London (2.1%) and England (2.1%), with this difference predominantly due to an increased rate in girls. 3 Comparisons are not possible for the City of London due to very small numbers.

School age

Hackney and the City of London have comparable rates of children and young people aged five to 19 recorded as having a long-term health problem or disability – at 4.6% and 4.7%, respectively. These are both similar to the rates observed in London (4.4%) and England (4.7%). 4

However, Hackney has a significantly greater proportion of pupils with moderate learning difficultiesB known to schools than the London average, but at 15.5% it is in line with the England average and sits in the middle of the borough’s 10 statistical peers (Figure 8). Local trends are following national trends in a downward direction (Figure 9).

As there is only one state-maintained primary school and no state-maintained secondary schools in the City of London, data are only presented for Hackney

Figure 8: Proportion of pupils enrolled in state-funded primary, secondary or special schools known to have moderate learning difficulties (2013/14)

Figure 8: Proportion of pupils enrolled in state-funded primary, secondary or special schools known to have moderate learning difficulties (2013/14)

Source: Public Health England Public Health Profiles Tool

Figure 9: Proportion of pupils enrolled in state-funded primary, secondary or special schools known to have moderate learning difficulties (2009/10-2013/14)

Figure 9: Proportion of pupils enrolled in state-funded primary, secondary or special schools known to have moderate learning difficulties (2009/10-2013/14)

Source: Public Health England Public Health Profiles Tool

Hackney has a relatively low rate of known severe learning difficulty in its pupils, compared with England, London and most of its statistical peers (Figure 10). Like moderate learning difficulties, the proportion with severe learning difficulties is falling in Hackney, while the national average is remaining static (Figure 11).

Figure 10: Pupils enrolled in state-funded primary, secondary or special schools known to have severe learning difficulties per 1,000 pupils (2013/14)

Figure 10: Pupils enrolled in state-funded primary, secondary or special schools known to have severe learning difficulties per 1,000 pupils (2013/14)

Source: Public Health England Public Health Profiles Tool

Figure 11: Pupils enrolled in state-funded primary, secondary or special schools known to have severe learning difficulties per 1,000 pupils (2009/10-2013/14)

Figure 11: Pupils enrolled in state-funded primary, secondary or special schools known to have severe learning difficulties per 1,000 pupils (2009/10-2013/14)

Source: Public Health England Public Health Profiles Tools

Notes

  1. These are pupils at School Action Plus or SEN statement levels of support. School Action Plus is where a student has special educational needs that cannot be met using standard support and interventions within the school; in these cases, the school will seek external advice and potentially also external services, and will plan more detailed interventions.
  2. These are pupils at School Action Plus or SEN statement levels of support. School Action Plus is where a student has special educational needs that cannot be met using standard support and interventions within the school; in these cases, the school will seek external advice and potentially also external services, and will plan more detailed interventions.

References

  1. 2011 Census,” Office for National Statistics, 2011
  2. 2011 Census,” Office for National Statistics, 2011
  3. 2011 Census,” Office for National Statistics, 2011
  4. 2011 Census,” Office for National Statistics, 2011