Publication - Statistics

Summary statistics for schools in Scotland no. 9: 2018 edition

Published: 11 Dec 2018
Directorate:
Learning Directorate
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781787814394

Results of the annual pupil census, annual teacher census, early learning and childcare provision and school estate survey data.

42 page PDF

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42 page PDF

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Contents
Summary statistics for schools in Scotland no. 9: 2018 edition
Chapter 1: Introduction

42 page PDF

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Chapter 1: Introduction

This annual statistical publication provides information on:

  • The annual census of pupils and teachers in publicly funded schools in Scotland, conducted on 19 September 2018
  • Early learning and childcare provision in Scotland, collected in the week commencing 17 September 2018
  • School estate survey data for financial year 2017-18, for all schools open on 1 April 2018

The statistics in this bulletin supersede all previously published statistics

Supplementary data tables can be found at: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/School-Education/Datasets

Requests for additional analysis can be e-mailed to: school.stats@gov.scot

Summary statistics for schools in Scotland 2018

Summary statistics for schools in Scotland 2018

This publication brings together a wide range of information on early learning and childcare provision, pupils, teachers and school buildings.

Early learning and childcare
  • Local authorities have a duty to secure a part-time funded place (currently 600 hours a year) for 3 and 4 year olds and eligible 2 year olds
  • Places are provided by local authority services, or secured through partnership arrangements with private or third sector services
Primary schools
  • Children usually start school between 4. and 5. years old
  • There are seven stages from primary 1 (P1) to primary 7 (P7)
  • There is no streaming of pupils by ability at primary school and pupils are automatically promoted from one class to the next each year
Secondary schools
  • Pupils attend for up to 6 years (S1-S6)
  • Qualifications are usually taken in S4 to S6 starting at age 15-16
Special schools
  • Most children with additional support needs are educated in mainstream schools but some with complex or specific needs are educated in special schools
  • Specials schools cover primary and secondary education
  • In these statistics pupils attending special schools are not assigned to primary or secondary or to a stage
Teachers
  • School teachers have either a 4 year degree including or concurrent with a teaching qualification, or have completed a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) following a degree
  • Students graduating with a teaching qualification from a Scottish university are guaranteed a one year probationary teaching post in a local authority school and are referred to as probationers in these statistics
School estates
  • The school estates core facts survey is conducted annually and covers schools open on 1 April
  • This collects information on schools newly built or substantially refurbished and local authorities’ assessment of the condition and suitability of their school estate

Contact

Email: Alasdair Anthony