Publication - Statistics

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

Published: 11 Dec 2013
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781784121631

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

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General

Table 1.1 shows the number of school, pupils and teachers in publicly funded schools in Scotland. In September 2013 there were 102,871 children in 2,504 pre-schools, 377,382 pupils in 2,056 primary schools, 289,164 pupils in 364 secondary schools and 6,984 pupils in 149 special schools. The proportion of pupils in special schools continues to be about one per cent, however the number of pupils in special schools has increased from 6,673 in 2009 to 6,984 in 2013. The total number of teachers in all sectors was 51,078, 175 fewer than the revised 2012 figure of 51,253.

The pre-school and primary teacher numbers for 2010 onwards have been amended to remove teachers who were double counted as a result of working in both sectors. The amendments to the primary sector account for about 0.2% in each year, the changes to the pre-school sector account for around a 2% decrease in 2010 and 2011, and a 7% decrease in 2012. Therefore, any previously published figures based on 2010, 2011 or 2012 pre-school or primary teacher numbers should not be used. See background note 3.4 for details.

Table 1.1: Schools, pupils, teachers and pupil teacher ratios (PTR) for all publicly funded schools by school sector, 2006 to 2013

  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010(2) 2011(2) 2012(2) 2013
Schools
Pre-schools(1) 2,750 2,702 2,645 2,615 2,586| 2,553 2,551(5) 2,504
Primary 2,184 2,168 2,153 2,128 2,099 2,081 2,064 2,056
Secondary 381 378 376 374 372 367 365 364
Special 190 183 193 190 163 158 155 149
Pupils
Pre-schools(1) 111,720 106,060 105,420 107,420 92,030| 94,840 98,195(5) 102,871
Primary 382,783 375,946 370,839 367,146 365,326 366,429 370,680 377,382
Secondary 312,979 309,560 303,978 302,921 301,007 297,109 293,562 289,164
Special 6,975 6,709 6,756 6,673 6,800 6,973 6,976 6,984
Total (excludes pre-school) 702,737 692,215 681,573 676,740 673,133 670,511 671,218 673,530
Teachers
Pre-schools(1) (2) 1,704 1,689 1,650 1,630 1,524 | 1,461 1,386 1,288
Total schools 53,043 53,411 52,697 51,371 50,498 49,907 49,867 49,790
School based 51,886 52,446 51,765 50,599 49,784 49,026 48,691 48,620
Primary(2) 23,625 23,829 23,615 23,243 23,095 22,813 22,685 22,905
Secondary 26,186 26,573 26,067 25,371 24,776 24,241 23,980 23,695
Special 2,075 2,044 2,083 1,985 1,913 1,973 2,026 2,020
Centrally employed 1,157 964 933 772 714 881 1,176 1,170
Total (inc pre-school)(2) 54,747 55,100 54,347 53,001 52,022| 51,368 51,253 51,078
PTRs
Total schools(3) 13.3 13.0 12.9 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.5
School based(4) 13.5 13.2 13.2 13.4 13.5 13.7 13.8 13.9
Primary 16.2 15.8 15.7 15.8 15.8 16.1 16.3 16.5
Secondary 12.0 11.6 11.7 11.9 12.1 12.3 12.2 12.2
Special 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.5

(1) From 2010 pre-school figures are not directly comparable with previous years. Pre-school centre count includes local authority and partnership centres. Pre-school teachers figures now include pre-school home visiting. See background note 3.15.

(2) 2010, 2011, 2012 pre-school, primary, school and total teacher FTE and PTRs revised, see background note 3.4.

(3) All school-based and centrally employed teachers contribute to this ratio. Includes grant aided pupils and teachers.

(4) All school-based teachers contribute to this ratio.

(5) Pre-school pupil and school figures for 2012 have been amended to include the revised 2012 figures.


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