According to the 2011 Census, 797 girls and 1,165 boys aged 5-19 years were recorded as having their day-to-day activities limited by a long-term health problem or disability in Hackney – 3.8% of girls and 5.5% of boys of those ages. In the City, 22 children and young people aged five to 19 had their day-to-day activities limited, with 3.6% of girls affected and 5.1% of boys affected. 3

Every term, pupils with special educational needs are reported to the Department for Education and are classified into one of four levels – specific difficulties (like dyslexia), moderate learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties, and profound and multiple learning difficulties. In 2014, the proportion of pupils known by state-maintained primary or secondary schools and special schools to have moderate learning difficulties was 3.1% in Hackney, and the proportion known to have severe learning difficulties was 0.2%. 4

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.

References

  1. “2011 Census,” Office for National Statistics, 2011
  2. Public Health England, “Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing,” [Online]. Available: https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile-group/mental-health/profile/cypmh/data. [Accessed 18 October 2016]
  3. “2011 Census,” Office for National Statistics, 2011
  4. Public Health England, “Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing,” [Online]. Available: https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile-group/mental-health/profile/cypmh/data. [Accessed 18 October 2016]