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School refusers and home schooling statistics in Dundee and Angus: FOI release

Published: 15 Dec 2021

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
15 Dec 2021
School refusers and home schooling statistics in Dundee and Angus: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100250763
Date received: 26 Oct 2021
Date responded: 18 Nov 2021
Information requested

Looking for information in relation to current school refusers/ homeschooling in Dundee and Angus. I would like to request the following information please:

  • the number of primary school refusers in Dundee
  • the number of secondary school refusers in Dundee
  • the number of primary school refusers in Angus
  • the number of secondary school refusers in Angus
  • the number of pupils on a part time school timetable in primary in Dundee
  • the number of pupils on a part time school timetable in secondary in Dundee
  • the numbers of pupils on a part time school timetable in primary in Angus
  • the number of pupils on a part time school timetable in secondary in Angus
  • number of primary children being homeschooled in Dundee
  • the number of secondary children being homeschooled in Dundee
  • the number of primary children being homeschooled in Angus
  • the number of secondary children being homeschooled in Angus
  • are the current numbers higher this year than previous years?
Response

We collect data on the pupils that are on a part-time timetable for reasons related to exclusion and for reasons related to health. This information is collected biennially and the latest data we have is for the 2018/19 school year. The data for Dundee City and Angus is shown below.

 

Exclusion related

Health related

 

Primary

Secondary

Primary

Secondary

Angus

6

23

13

58

Dundee City

5

2

9

20

Note that this data shows the number of pupils that were on a part-time timetable at any point during the school year. Also note that data on pupils on a part-time timetable for reasons other than exclusion or health is not collected.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested on School refusers and children being home schooled, you may wish to contact the local authorities who may be able to help you.

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