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Summary Statistics For Schools In Scotland 2021

Headline statistics from the annual pupil and teacher census and early learning and childcare provision conducted in September 2021 and attendance, absence and exclusions for the 2020 to 2021 school year.

Summary Statistics For Schools In Scotland 2021
Summary statistics for schools in Scotland

Summary statistics for schools in Scotland

14 December 2021

This annual statistical publication provides information on:

  • The annual census of pupils and teachers in publicly funded schools in Scotland, conducted on 15 September 2021
  • Early learning and childcare provision in Scotland, collected in the week commencing 13 September 2021

The statistics in this bulletin supersede all previously published statistics

Supplementary data tables for early learning and childcare can be found at:

Early learning and childcare statistics - (

Supplementary statistics on school staff and pupils for 2021 are scheduled for publication in March 2022. Supplementary statistics for previous years can be found at:

School education statistics - (

Further breakdowns of post-probationer teacher statistics can be found here:

Post-probationer teacher employment dashboard - (

A school information dashboard is also available:

School education statistics - (