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Schools in Scotland 2022: summary statistics

Headline statistics from the annual pupil and school staff censuses and early learning and childcare provision.

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Overview

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Pupils

705,874 pupils – up 1,151 from 2021

388,920 primary – down 1,393 from 2021

309,133 Secondary – up 2,322 from 2021

7,821 Special – up 222 from 2021

The pupil teacher ratio remained at 13.2

The average primary class size increased from 23.2 in 2021 to 23.3 in 2022.

Teachers

54,193 Teachers – down 92 from 2021

25,451 Primary – down 356 from 2021

24,874 Secondary – up 92 from 2021

2,097 Special - up 93 from 2021

1,037 Centrally employed – up 49 from 2021

734 ELC – up 30 from 2021

The percentage of Teacher Induction Scheme probationers teaching in publicly funded schools the following year decreased from 80% in 2021 to 70% in 2021.

Early learning and Childcare

92,615 Registrations – up 1,012 from 2021

99% Uptake for age 3&4 – up 2 percentage points from 2021

3,427 Graduate staff – up 277 from 2021

Contact

Email: school.stats@gov.scot

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