Summary: Ethnicity and School Education
In 2015/16, school leavers who identified their ethnicity as Asian-Chinese had the highest levels of attainment with 91.8 per cent of leavers achieving at least one qualification at SCQF level 6 or better, far higher than the percentage for leavers with an ethnicity of White-Scottish (61.1 per cent achieving this level).
Source: Summary Statistics for Attainment, Leaver Destinations and Healthy Living, No 7: 2017 Edition, table 6
Source: Summary Statistics for Attainment, Leaver Destinations and Healthy Living, No 7: 2017 Edition, table 3
- In September 2015, 1.3% of school teachers recorded a minority ethnic background. The majority were from a white ethnic background (94.4%).
Source: Summary statistics for schools in Scotland, Table 3.4
- Data on the ethnicity of pupils in publicly-funded schools in Scotland from the Pupil Census in 2015 shows that 87% of pupils were recorded as being white Scottish or white other British. The largest other ethnic backgrounds include white other (4.4 per cent), Asian Pakistani (1.9 per cent) and mixed (1.2 per cent).
- It also shows that the number of White - Gypsy/Traveller pupils in 2015 had gone up by 44 per cent from 737 in 2011 to 1,060 in 2015, although this could be due to improved recording rather than an actual increase.
- The Pupil Census shows a higher proportion of ethnic minority pupils in schools than would be expected from the ethnic minority share of the population at large: this is mainly explained by the younger age profile of the ethnic minority population, and with this a higher proportion of households with dependent age children.
Source: Summary statistics for schools in Scotland, Table 4.5
Source: Pupil Census, Scotland
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