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School Census September 2002 - Additional Analysis

DescriptionAdditional analysis e.g. ethnicity, free school meals, pupil numbers by local authority.
ISBN1479-7569
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateDecember 18, 2003

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ISSN 1479-7569

SCHOOL CENSUS SEPTEMBER 2002 - ADDITIONAL ANALYSIS

18 th December 2003

A Scottish Executive National Statistics Publication

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Further analysis of the data collected in the September 2002 school census is published today by the Scottish Executive Education Department.

The main results were published in August 2003. These tables illustrate the range of additional detail now available, due to the new way in which data was collected on an individual pupil level through the ScotXed programme. Further analysis will be published in March linking these pupil characteristics with attainment levels.

The main points include:

  • The proportion of pupils registered with free school meal entitlement was relatively stable throughout primary school at around 18 per cent, then throughout S1 to S3 at 17 per cent, but then steadily decreased to six per cent in S6 ( Table 3).
  • The proportion of pupils registered with free school meal entitlement, by ethnic background of the pupils, ranged from 45 per cent ( Gypsies & Travellers) to six per cent ( Asian-Chinese) ( Table 6). Twenty-one per cent of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds were registered for free meals ( Table 6) while 29 per cent were in schools which have the highest levels of free school meal registration ( Table 7).
  • All minority ethnic groups, other than the Gypsies & Travellers grouping, were more highly represented in schools in large urban areas than the national average ( Table 11).
  • Four per cent of secondary pupils and 1.5 per cent of primary pupils were attending schools outwith their local authority area of residence ( Table 15).
Contents

Background Notes

TABLES

Table 1: Pupils by stage and gender
Table 2: Pupils by age at 28 th February 2003 and stage
Table 3: Pupils registered for free school meals, by stage
Table 4: Pupils registered for free school meals by urban/rural classification of school
Table 5: Ethnic background of pupils, by gender
Table 6: Pupils registered for free school meals, by ethnic background
Table 7: Ethnic background of pupils in the 20 per cent of mainstream schools with highest percentage of pupils registered for free school meals
Table 8a: Ethnic background of pupils by stage, primary
Table 8b: Ethnic background of pupils by stage, secondary
Table 9: Ethnic background of pupil by national identity
Table 10: Ethnic background of refugees and asylum seekers
Table 11a: Ethnic background of pupils by urban/ rural classification
Table 11b: Ethnic background of pupils by urban/ rural classification, percentages
Table 12a: Pupil numbers by local authority and gender, primary
Table 12b: Pupil numbers by local authority and gender, secondary
Table 13a: Pupils by local authority and stage, primary
Table 13b: Pupils by local authority and stage, secondary
Table 14: Pupils who attend schools outwith their local authority of residence
Table 15: Pupils who attend schools but who live outwith the local authority
Table 16: Pupils by local authority and ethnicity

CHARTS

Chart 1: Pupils by stage and gender
Chart 2: Pupils outwith 'normal' age for the stage
Chart 3: Pupils registered for free school meals, by stage and gender
Chart 4: Pupils registered for free school meals by urban/rural classification of school
Chart 5: Ethnic background of pupils
Chart 6: Pupils registered for free school meals, by ethnic background
Chart 7: Ethnic background of pupils in the 20 per cent of mainstream schools with highest percentage of pupils registered for free school meals
Chart 8: Ethnic background of pupils by stage, primary
Chart 9: Ethnic background of pupils by urban/ rural classification