Publication - Statistics

Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland, No 5: 2014 Edition

Published: 10 Dec 2014
ISBN:
9781785440151

This contains the results of the annual pupil census, annual teacher census, early learning and childcare data and school estates data.

Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland, No 5: 2014 Edition
General

General

Table 1.0

Teacher numbers decreased slightly this year, some of which is accounted for by the removal of some teachers counted in both ELC and schools. Most of this adjustment was in ELC, see note 3.4b for further details. As pupil numbers increased, PTR also increased. An increase of 7,830 primary pupils (2.1 per cent), and only a 0.5 per cent increase in primary teachers had the biggest impact on the overall PTR.

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 6,981 in 2014 (similar to last year's figure of 6,984).

Table 1.1: Schools, pupils, teachers and pupil teacher ratios (PTR) for all publicly funded schools by school sector, 2007 to 2014

 

2007

2008

2009

2010(2)

2011(2)

2012(2)

2013

2014(2)

Schools

               

ELC(1)

2,702

2,645

2,615

2,586

2,553

2,551

2,504

2,449

Primary

2,168

2,153

2,128

2,099

2,081

2,064

2,056

2,048

Secondary

378

376

374

372

367

365

364

362

Special

183

193

190

163

158

155

149

145

Pupils

               

ELC (1)

106,060

105,420

107,420

92,030

94,840

98,195

102,871

101,463

Primary

375,946

370,839

367,146

365,326

366,429

370,680

377,382

385,212

Secondary

309,560

303,978

302,921

301,007

297,109

293,562

289,164

284,762

Special

6,709

6,756

6,673

6,800

6,973

6,976

6,984

6,981

Total (excluding ELC)

692,215

681,573

676,740

673,133

670,511

671,218

673,530

676,955

Teachers

               

ELC (1) (2)

1,689

1,650

1,630

1,524

1,461

1,386

1,288

1,212

Publicly funded schools

53,411

52,697

51,371

50,498

49,907

49,867

49,790

49,602

Total based in schools

52,446

51,765

50,599

49,784

49,026

48,691

48,620

48,442

Primary(2)

23,829

23,615

23,243

23,095

22,813

22,685

22,905

23,029

Secondary

26,573

26,067

25,371

24,776

24,241

23,980

23,695

23,439

Special

2,044

2,083

1,985

1,913

1,973

2,026

2,020

1,975

Centrally employed

964

933

772

714

881

1,176

1,170

1,160

Total(2)

55,100

54,347

53,001

52,022

51,368

51,253

51,078

50,814

PTRs

               

Publicly funded schools(3)

13.0

12.9

13.2

13.3

13.4

13.5

13.5

13.6

Total based in schools(4)

13.2

13.2

13.4

13.5

13.7

13.8

13.9

14.0

Primary

15.8

15.7

15.8

15.8

16.1

16.3

16.5

16.7

Secondary

11.6

11.7

11.9

12.1

12.3

12.2

12.2

12.1

Special

3.3

3.2

3.4

3.6

3.5

3.4

3.5

3.5

(1) From 2010 ELC figures are not directly comparable with previous years. ELC centre count includes local authority and partnership centres. ELC teacher figures now include ELC home visiting. See background note 3.12 and 6.1.

(2) 2014 teacher figures were revised in February 2015, see background note 3.4a. 2010, 2011, 2012 ELC, primary, school and total teacher FTE and PTRs were revised in 2013, see background note 3.4b.

(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.


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