Summary statistics for schools in Scotland - No. 6: 2015 Edition

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

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Summary statistics for schools in Scotland

This annual statistical publication provides information on:

  • The annual census of pupils and teachers in publicly funded schools in Scotland, conducted on 16th September 2015
  • Information on early learning and childcare provision in Scotland, collected in the week commencing 14th September 2015
  • School estate survey data for financial year 2014-15, for all schools open on 1st April 2015
  • Information on attendance and absence and exclusions from school is now collected on a biennial basis and was collected for the 2014/15 academic year

Teacher numbers for 2014 have been amended within this publication. Therefore, any previously published figures for 2014 are now superseded and should not be used. Please see the background notes for more information.

Supplementary data tables can be found at:

Requests for further or additional analysis can be e-mailed to:

Main statistics

This diagram shows the main figures for 2015 from the Pupil census, Teacher census, Early Learning and Childcare census, and the School Estates collection. The 2014 respective figures are shown in brackets.



The main statistics in the 2015 bubble (with the exception of the teacher numbers) do not include Early Learning and Childcare data.
PTR is pupil teacher ratio. More information in section 3.
GTCS is General Teaching Council for Scotland.
ELC is Early Learning and Childcare. More information in section 5.
2014 Teacher numbers were corrected in February and December 2015. See background notes 3.5a and 3.5b for details. 2015 pupil numbers were amended in February 2016. See background note 3.6 for details.

The charts below show changes over time for some of the main statistics included in this publication.

Pupil teacher ratios for publicly funded schools, 2008 to 2015

pupil teacher ratios for publicly funded schools, 2008 to 2015


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