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95,000. The number of boys in primary and secondary schools in England about 1 in 40 with statements of special needs.

"Is it something to do with the toilet?"

An eight-year-old is asked in a music lesson to define "syncopation".

35,800. The number of girls in primary and secondary schools in England about 1 in 100 with statements of special needs.

"H20 is hot water and CO2 is cold water."

Science explained by a primary pupil.

16.4. The percentage of pupils in all schools in England in 2007 with special needs but without statements.

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