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School Education

Pupils working on computersThis section gives information on how to access statistics relating to School Education. We provide statistics on school education in Scotland, including pupil and teacher information, and attainment and qualification results.


You may browse directly our Publications or Datasets lists for specific information, or use the High Level Trends to view a brief overview of some of our key statistics.


The Statistical News Releases page includes those releases related to the School Education topic.

If you can't find what you're looking for, use the search tools on the Search Statistics page or contact us directly for more information.


LA mapYou can find a summary of statistics on schools in Scotland at local authority level in our new interactive maps.


These contain time-series information on:


- Pupil/Teacher Census

- Attendance, Absence and Exclusions

- Attainment and Leaver Destinations

- Healthy Living



There is also a summary infographic of headline data from our publications available.





Statistics Topic

Featured High Level Trend

As at April 2015, 85% of pupils were being educated in good or satisfactory condition schools compared to 61% in April 2007.

High Level Summary of Equality Statistics

Equality trends for School Education can be accessed at Chapter 6 of the HLSES publication.

A full set of data extracts for each equality strand are available for:

Age | Disability | Ethnic Group
Gender | Religion Group

High Level Summary of Statistics Trends



International Surveys

School Inclusion

Best Start for Children

Pupil Attainment


Schools Safety

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View more information about all High Level Trends in the About Statistics section

School Education statistics in more detail

Recent statistical publications on School Education, including background information, and other selected sources.

Background data and tables are available in Excel format.

Data Definitions
Information on what we collect and what changes are made

Validation Process
Information on how our data is validated

Corrections made to statistical publications on School Education

Data Access
Procedures for requesting access to data held by the Education Information and Analytical Services Division of the Scottish Government.

Consultation - ScotStat
Consultation and planning arrangements for School Education statistical collections.

Freedom of Information
Published freedom of information requests

Related Areas and Links
Associated areas on the Scottish Government website, and other key links for further information.

Our contact information.

Further information on education can be found under Lifelong Learning Statistics which provide information on further and higher education.