Dear Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council,

I write to ask you to provide me with information regarding the education and school placements given to children under 16 years of age with Special Educational Needs.

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like you to supply me with the information requested for the past two school years (2015/16 and this current academic year).

I would ask you to provide the information in an excel document, broken down under the following headings:

Academic Year (2015/16 and 2016/17)
Category of Need (BESD, ASD, etc.)
Name of School
Type of school - (Maintained/non-maintained/independent)
Type of placement - (Day or 38 week placement)
Cost of placement per year

I would be grateful if you could send your response in csv. or Excel format within the 20 day reply period.

Yours faithfully,

Lily Kerrigan

informationrights, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Kerrigan

I refer to the request, which you have made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for records held by this service.


Your request was received by this department on 26 April 2017.

A final decision on your request would normally be sent to you within 20 working days of receipt of your request. This means that you can expect to receive your decision by 25 May 2017.

There are some limited situations under the Freedom of Information Act, which could mean that the period for a final decision may be longer than the normal 20 working days. If this occurs in your request, we will promptly advise you in writing.

Should our final decision not reach you on time, please feel free to call the contact officer named above to discuss any problems that may have arisen.

Yours sincerely
Information Rights Officer

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CSG InformationRights^, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Kerrigan


I refer to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and to your email to this
service dated 26 April 2017.


In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, we are able to grant
access to the records requested and accordingly they are as follows:


Information provided on the attached spread sheets.


Please note:

The information provided in response to your request is copyright
Gateshead Council unless otherwise endorsed. Granting access to this
information under the Freedom of Information Act does not permit you to
re-use the information provided for commercial purposes, for photocopying
or reproduction in any form. If you wish to re-use the information you
need to apply for a Licence. You can do this by writing to Information
Rights Officer, Corporate Services and Governance, 1st Floor, Civic
Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH. You may be required to pay a
fee or comply with conditions for permitted re-use.


Yours faithfully

Information Rights Officer

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