The number of schools of different faiths in Scotland: FOI release

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

Information requested

To provide the number of non denominational schools, the number of mixed faith schools and the number of RC schools currently state funded in Scotland and if there are any protestant schools.


A full list of publicly funded schools, including denomination details, can be found at School contact details - (

Number of publicly funded schools [note 1] in Scotland by religious denomination, as of April 2022
Denomination No. of schools Per cent of total
Non-denominational 2,090 84.92%
Roman Catholic 360 14.63%
Inter-denominational 7 0.28%
Episcopalian 3 0.12%
Jewish 1 0.04%
Total 2,461 100%
Note 1: Including both Local Authority and Grant Aided schools

For background information on the legislation covering the establishment of denominational schools, see part 5 of the answer to FOI/18/01415 here: Denominational schools in Scotland: FOI release - (

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