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Summary statistics for attainment, leaver destinations and healthy living, No.6: 2016 Edition

Published: 22 Jun 2016
ISBN:
9781786523303

This publication presents post review attainment for 2014/15 school leavers, initial and follow-up school leaver destinations for 2014/15, and information on the healthy living survey taken in February 2016.

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Summary statistics for attainment, leaver destinations and healthy living, No.6: 2016 Edition
6. Physical Education

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6. Physical Education

  • 98% of schools (99% of primary and 95% of secondary schools) were meeting the target level of PE provision (98% in 2015).

6.1 Increasing the amount of Physical Education pupils receive in school has been a government priority for a number of years. Increased physical activity can have a positive impact on a pupil's health, educational attainment and life chances. In 2011, the Scottish Government made a commitment to ensure that by 2014, every pupil will benefit from at least two hours of Physical Education in primary school and two periods (100 minutes) in S1 to S4 per week. In order to monitor progress in meeting this commitment, questions on physical education provision in schools have been included in the Healthy Living Survey since 2012. The latest Healthy Living Survey was conducted in the week beginning 22 February 2016.

6.2 Information on Physical Education provision in schools was also collected in 2005 and was published on the Scottish Government website in 'Progress towards the recommendations of the Physical Education Review Group' in January 2006, at the following address:
http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2005/11/PEReport2005

6.3 In 2016, 98 per cent of all primary and secondary schools were meeting the target level of PE provision, the same as in 2015. In primary, 99 per cent of schools were providing at least 120 minutes of PE to all pupils, the same as in 2015.

6.4 In the secondary sector, 95 per cent of schools were providing at least 100 minutes of PE to all pupils in S1 to S4, compared to 93 per cent in 2015. The data clearly show that the main issue is with provision at S4. Focussing on S1 to S3, 99 per cent of secondary schools were meeting the target, the same as in 2015.

6.5 For schools which are not meeting the required amount of PE, the main reasons given are lack of facilities and problems with timetabling (for example, some schools operate a 45 minute period system, so would need to provide three periods of PE per week to meet the target).

6.6 PE data by urban/rural classification, size of school and local authority are available in the supplementary tables. The supplementary tables also contain school level PE data. In the background notes section there is a list of the tables published.

Table 10. Percentage of primary schools meeting PE target 1 by local authority, 2012 to 2016

  Primary % of schools
  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Aberdeen City 77 67 96 96 100
Aberdeenshire 79 87 97 96 99
Angus 62 100 94 98 98
Argyll & Bute 83 87 98 100 94
Clackmannanshire 95 95 100 100 100
Dumfries & Galloway 79 82 96 100 100
Dundee City 86 100 100 100 100
East Ayrshire 100 100 95 100 100
East Dunbartonshire 73 95 100 100 100
East Lothian 83 83 100 100 100
East Renfrewshire 100 100 100 100 100
Edinburgh, City of 79 89 93 95 92
Na h-Eileanan Siar 78 89 100 100 100
Falkirk 55 62 100 100 100
Fife 90 94 100 100 100
Glasgow City 99 96 97 99 99
Highland 80 84 97 99 100
Inverclyde 67 75 80 80 100
Midlothian 80 77 100 100 100
Moray 91 96 100 100 100
North Ayrshire 91 92 96 98 96
North Lanarkshire 91 95 99 99 100
Orkney Islands 85 100 100 100 100
Perth & Kinross 99 90 99 99 95
Renfrewshire 96 98 100 100 100
Scottish Borders 89 79 78 95 100
Shetland Islands 61 84 94 97 97
South Ayrshire 100 98 100 100 100
South Lanarkshire 78 81 97 100 100
Stirling 68 85 98 100 100
West Dunbartonshire 100 100 100 100 100
West Lothian 75 85 86 100 100
Scotland 2 84 88 97 99 99

1. Target provision of Physical Education refers to at least 120 minutes per week in primary.
2. The Scotland total includes Jordanhill, the mainstream grant aided school.

Table 11. Percentage of secondary schools meeting PE target 1 by local authority, 2015 to 2016

  2015 2 2016
Secondary Secondary (S1-S4) Secondary
% of schools S1 S2 S3 S4 % of schools
Aberdeen City 100 100 100 100 100 100
Aberdeenshire 94 94 100 100 94 94
Angus 100 100 100 100 88 88
Argyll & Bute 100 100 100 100 100 100
Clackmannanshire 100 100 100 100 100 100
Dumfries & Galloway 100 100 100 100 100 100
Dundee City 100 100 100 100 100 100
East Ayrshire 89 100 100 100 100 100
East Dunbartonshire 100 100 100 100 100 100
East Lothian 100 100 100 100 100 100
East Renfrewshire 100 100 100 100 100 100
Edinburgh, City of 100 100 96 96 96 96
Na h-Eileanan Siar 100 100 100 100 100 100
Falkirk 63 100 100 100 63 63
Fife 89 100 100 100 95 95
Glasgow City 93 100 100 100 100 100
Highland 93 100 100 100 93 93
Inverclyde 100 100 100 100 100 100
Midlothian 100 100 100 100 100 100
Moray 100 100 100 100 100 100
North Ayrshire 100 100 100 100 100 100
North Lanarkshire 100 100 100 100 100 100
Orkney Islands 100 100 100 100 100 100
Perth & Kinross 100 90 100 100 100 90
Renfrewshire 100 100 100 100 100 100
Scottish Borders 100 100 100 100 100 100
Shetland Islands 57 100 100 100 86 86
South Ayrshire 100 100 100 100 100 100
South Lanarkshire 76 100 100 100 82 82
Stirling 57 100 100 100 71 71
West Dunbartonshire 80 100 100 100 60 60
West Lothian 82 100 100 100 100 100
Scotland 3 93 99 100 100 95 95

1. Target provision of Physical Education refers to at least 100 minutes per week in secondary timetabled periods.
2. In 2015 there was one junior high school in Na h-Eileanan Siar which offer only stages S1 and S2.
3. The Scotland total includes Jordanhill, the mainstream grant aided school.


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