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Summary: Disability and School Education

Summary: Disability and School Education

  • School leavers with additional support needs (including special schools) in 2016/17 continued to have lower attainment, with only 34.3 per cent of pupils with an additional support need achieving one or more passes at SCQF Level 6 (Highers or equivalent) or  better compared to 69.8 per cent for those with no additional support needs.

Source: Summary Statistics for Attainment, Leaver Destinations and Healthy Living, No. 8: 2016/17 (Table A3.2. Last updated: June 2018)

 
  • Leavers from publicly funded secondary schools with additional support needs in 2016/17 continue to be less likely to enter positive destinations on leaving school, with 87.1 per cent in positive follow-up destinations compared to 94.9 per cent for those with no additional support needs.

Source: Summary Statistics for Attainment, Leaver Destinations and Healthy Living, No. 8: 2016/17 (Table 3. Last updated: June 2018)

 
  • In 2016/17, the rate of exclusions for pupils with additional support needs was 66.6 per 1,000 pupils. This is more than 4 times higher than for pupils with no additional support needs (13.4 per 1,000).

Source: Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland, No.8: 2017 Edition (Table 8.2. Last updated: December 2017)

 

Useful Links

Disability Page

School Education Page

Publications and Outputs

Publications and Outputs

Achievement of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) Levels 2016/17 (December 2017) This publication the results of the Achievement of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) Levels data collection, detailing pupils’ achievement (based on Teachers Professional Judgements) in reading, writing, listening and talking and numeracy. The publication contains breakdowns for ethnicity, gender, additional support needs, urban-rural classification, and deprevation.

Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland, No.8: 2017 Edition (December 2017) Contains the results of the annual pupil census, annual teacher census, early learning and childcare data , school estates data, attendance and absence data and exclusions data. It includes statistics on teachers by age and gender; and on pupils by ethnicity, gender and additional support needs

 

Summary Statistics for Attainment, Leaver Destinations and Healthy Living, No. 8: 2016/17 (June 2018) Publication looking at the activity of young people immediately after they leave school, including employment and further or higher education. Covers ethnicity, gender, additional support needs and deprivation

 

Scottish Government Equality Outcomes: Disability Evidence Review (2013) A comprehensive review of available evidence in relation to disability.

Data

Data

Scottish Government Survey Data

School Education datasets - Statistical datasets covering attainment, school leaver destinations, pupil statistics, teacher statistics, pupil numbers and school information.

Official Statistics

statistics.gov.scot - Explore, visualise and download over 200 datasets from a range of producers. Start browsing by theme, organisation, or geography. Or access programmatically using our APIs. A range of datasets are available that can be broken down by disability status

 

External Links

External Links

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External Publications and Outputs

How Fair is Britain?: Report of EHRC first triennial review (EHRC, 2011) This Equality and Human Rights review aims to provide an authoritative compilation of the available evidence about equalities in England, Scotland and Wales against 40 indicators agreed by the Commission, the government and other key agencies. It brings together the facts about the experiences and outcomes in life of different individuals and groups. It draws on a range of sources including censuses, government surveys, academic work, and secondary analysis carried out especially for this Review.

Contacts

Contacts

School Education

school.stats@gov.scot