Table 3.5 shows pupil characteristics. These data are used primarily in equalities monitoring.
89.5 per cent of pupils were recorded as being White-Scottish or White-other British. The largest other ethnic backgrounds include White-Other (3.2 per cent), Asian Pakistani (1.7 per cent) and Mixed (1.0 per cent).
118,034 pupils (17.6 per cent of all pupils) had an additional support need recorded. This will include pupils in special schools and those in mainstream schools with a Co-ordinated Support Plan (CSP), Individualised Education Programme, Child Plan or some other type of support.
Table 3.5: Pupil characteristics: ethnicity, additional support needs and English as an additional language by gender, 2012(1)
|White - Scottish||284,211||294,925||579,136|
|White - Other British||10,402||10,761||21,163|
|White - Gypsy/Traveller||447||417||864|
|White - Other||10,512||11,047||21,559|
|Asian - Indian||1,865||2,065||3,930|
|Asian - Pakistani||5,564||5,866||11,430|
|Asian - Bangladeshi||357||357||714|
|Asian - Chinese||1,379||1,258||2,637|
|Asian - Other||1,618||1,626||3,244|
|Not known / not disclosed||5,375||5,955||11,330|
|Additional Support Needs (ASN)|
|Total pupils with ASN||44,160||73,874||118,034|
|English as an Additional Language||12,409||13,722||26,131|
(1) Data for ethnicity and English as an Additional Language does not include grant aided special schools.
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