Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland No.4 : 2013 Edition

This contains the results of the annual pupil census, annual teacher census, pre-school data, school estates data, attendance and absence data and exclusions data.

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The exclusion rate per 1,000 pupils, for pupils who have an additional support need, is more than 4 times higher than those who have no additional support needs. Deprivation also plays an important factor in the likelihood of exclusion. Rates of exclusions per 1,000 pupils are more than 6 times greater for pupils living in the 20 per cent of areas associated with most deprivation, compared with pupils living in the 20 per cent associated with least deprivation, as defined by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.

Table 5.2: Cases of exclusion and rate per 1,000 pupils by gender, additional support needs and Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD 2012), 2012/13

  Cases of exclusions Rate per 1,000 pupils
Male 17,104 50.1
Female 4,851 14.8
Pupils with Additional Support needs 10,539 90
Pupils with no Additional support needs 11,266 20
Lowest 20% of SIMD (Most deprived) 9,298 65
Highest 20% of SIMD (Least deprived) 1,271 10

(1) Amended on 11 February 2014 to include information on 3 Edinburgh and 16 Highland exclusions that were supplied after the publication date.


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