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Summary: Religion and School Education

Summary: Religion and School Education

The only information collected on religion in the education sector relates to the denomination of the school. No information is collected on the religion of pupils or teachers.

  • In September 2017, 17.8% of pupils in publicly funded schools attended a Roman Catholic school. This is unchanged from 2016.

Source: Pupil Census 2017: Supplementary Data (Table 1.15. Last updated: March 2018)

 

Useful Links

Religion Page

School Education Page

Publications and Outputs

Publications and Outputs

Experiences of Muslims living in Scotland (2011) This is the final report of a study into the experiences of Muslims living in Scotland, with specific focus on experiences of discrimination and religious intolerance.

Scottish Government Equality Outcomes: Religion and Belief Evidence Review (2013) A comprehensive review of available evidence in relation to religion

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.

Data

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