Publication - Statistics

Summary statistics for schools in Scotland no. 10: 2019 edition

Published: 10 Dec 2019
Directorate:
Learning Directorate
Part of:
Education
ISBN:
9781839604010

Results of the annual pupil and teacher census and early learning and childcare provision conducted in September 2019 and attendance, absence and exclusions for the 2018 to 2019 school year.

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Summary statistics for schools in Scotland no. 10: 2019 edition
Summary statistics for schools in Scotland

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 18 September 2019.
  • Early learning and childcare provision in Scotland, collected in the week commencing 16 September 2019.
  • Attendance, absence and exclusions for the 2018/19 school year.

The statistics in this bulletin supersede all previously published statistics.

Supplementary data tables for early learning and childcare can be found at: https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Children/Pubs-Pre-SchoolEducation

Supplementary data tables on school staff, pupils, attendance, absence and exclusions (scheduled for publication March 2020) can be found at: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/School-Education/Datasets

This information will also be shown in the school information dashboard: https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/School-Education/Dashboards

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

Summary statistics for schools in Scotland 2018/19

Pupils

  • 697,989 Pupils ↑ 4,738 from 2018
  • 398,794 Primary ↓ 1,482 from 2018
  • 292,063 Secondary ↑ 5,911 from 2018
  • 7,132 Special ↑ 309 from 2018

The average primary class size has remained at 23.5 since 2016. No change since 2016

Teachers

  • 52,247 Teachers ↑ 288 from 2018
  • 25,027 Primary ↑ 128 from 2018
  • 23,522 Secondary ↑ 205 from 2018
  • 1,927 Special ↑ 44 from 2018
  • 972 Centrally employed ↓ 67 from 2018
  • 798 ELC ↓ 23 from 2018

The Pupil Teacher Ratio in 2019 has remained the same as in 2017 and 2018 at 13.6. No change since 2017

The percentage of Teacher Induction Scheme probationers teaching in publicly funded schools the following year decreased from 87% in 2018 to 84% in 2019. -3 pp since 2018

Early Learning & Childcare

  • 96,375 Registrations ↓ 174 from 2018
  • 98.3% Uptake for age 3&4 ↓ 0.3pp from 2018
  • 2,535 Graduate staff ↑ 233 from 2018

Attendance

Attendance decreased to 93.0% in 2018/19 from 93.3% in 2016/17. -0.7 pp since 2014/15

Exclusions

14,990 cases of exclusion in the 2018/19 school year. ↓ 3,391 from 2016/17

Cases of exclusion have fallen from 40 cases per 1,000 pupils in 2010/11 to 21.6 cases per 1,000 pupils in 2018/19. -18.4 cases per 1,000 pupils since 2010/11

pp= percentage points


Contact

Email: Alasdair.Anthony@gov.scot