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Publication - Statistics Publication

Summary statistics for schools in Scotland, no: 7-2016

Published: 13 Dec 2016
Part of:
Education, Statistics
ISBN:
9781786526656

Results of the annual pupil and teacher censuses, 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, no: 7-2016
5. Early Learning and Childcare

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5. Early Learning and Childcare

99% of 3 & 4 year olds are registered for LA funded ELC (97% in 2015)
9% of 2 year olds are registered for LA funded ELC (7% in 2015)

Table 5.1 shows that there were 96,961 registrations for ELC local authority funded places in September 2016 (97,262 in 2015). This suggests around 99% of eligible 3 and 4 year olds were registered (97% in 2015). Children registered to receive local authority funded ELC at more than one centre may be counted more than once, and so this will overestimate true uptake. Three year olds accessing a funded place prior to the term after their third birthday will also overestimate this figure.

Table 5.1: Funded registrations (1) for early learning and childcare at local authority and partnership centres, September 2016

Under 2 2 year olds 3 + 4 year olds (2) Deferred Entry (4) Total
Number % of population Number % of those eligible (3)
Aberdeen City 0 98 4 3,414 93 181 3,693
Aberdeenshire 7 114 4 4,400 94 279 4,800
Angus 0 101 9 1,718 95 167 1,986
Argyll & Bute 0 31 4 1,342 115 59 1,432
Clackmannanshire 0 80 15 970 109 30 1,080
Dumfries & Galloway 0 102 8 2,190 105 178 2,470
Dundee City 0 244 15 2,440 99 179 2,863
East Ayrshire 71 169 13 2,022 100 81 2,343
East Dunbartonshire 2 60 6 1,744 107 88 1,894
East Lothian 6 84 8 1,752 99 126 1,968
East Renfrewshire 24 54 5 1,706 103 109 1,893
Edinburgh City (5) 194 425 8 7,908 99 479 9,006
Na h-Eileanan Siar 2 31 12 432 115 36 501
Falkirk 0 129 8 2,608 99 102 2,839
Fife 3 571 14 6,027 100 247 6,848
Glasgow City 35 578 8 9,104 88 401 10,118
Highland 0 91 4 3,985 112 136 4,212
Inverclyde 45 160 21 1,114 94 48 1,367
Midlothian 0 154 14 1,778 107 111 2,043
Moray 0 64 7 1,495 102 88 1,647
North Ayrshire 34 216 16 2,109 103 53 2,412
North Lanarkshire 164 389 10 5,749 100 151 6,453
Orkney Islands 0 14 8 336 112 47 397
Perth & Kinross 0 111 8 2,008 93 242 2,361
Renfrewshire 118 296 16 3,047 108 171 3,632
Scottish Borders 0 63 5 1,752 96 72 1,887
Shetland Islands 0 6 2 432 104 54 492
South Ayrshire 18 153 15 1,722 107 55 1,948
South Lanarkshire 69 328 10 4,999 97 218 5,614
Stirling 0 94 11 1,453 110 81 1,628
West Dunbartonshire 0 164 17 1,569 104 64 1,797
West Lothian 0 82 4 3,112 97 143 3,337
Scotland (5) 792 5,256 9 86,437 99 4,476 96,961

(1) This is a snapshot of registrations at census week (19-23 September 2016). It does not include children who were registered between census week and the end of December.

(2) Refers to academic year - 3 and 4 year olds were previously referred to as 'ante pre-school' and 'pre-school' respectively.

(3) Eligible children are estimated from National Records of Scotland population projections. For 3 year olds, eligibility is assumed as at the term after the child's 3rd birthday.

(4) Refers to children who are eligible to attend primary school but have deferred entry and remain in ELC.

(5) A small proportion of Edinburgh's ELC returns (17 centres) have been estimated by the local authority as the centres did not return their data.

Nine per cent of 2 year olds are registered for ELC, compared with 7 per cent in 2015. Around a quarter of 2 year olds are now eligible for funded ELC through the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 and through subsequent secondary legislation which commenced in August 2015.

Table 5.2 below shows that 71 per cent of children at eligible ELC centres had access to a GTCS registered teacher during census week, down from 73 per cent the previous year. This includes children whose access was provided by external teachers on an ad hoc or occasional basis. Some local authorities only ensure access to teachers for 3 and 4 year olds. Since 2011, teachers only form part of the graduate workforce as a Bachelor's degree in Childhood Practice was introduced.

Table 5.2: Percentage of children with access to a GTCS registered teacher by local authority, September 2016 (1)

As a percentage of all children at ELC centres
Centres under a regular arrangement Centres with only non-regular support from external teachers Total
Aberdeen City 74 4 78
Aberdeenshire 100 0 100
Angus 72 0 72
Argyll & Bute 64 0 64
Clackmannanshire 78 0 78
Dumfries & Galloway 62 0 62
Dundee City 73 0 73
East Ayrshire 79 0 79
East Dunbartonshire 100 0 100
East Lothian 79 2 81
East Renfrewshire 92 0 92
Edinburgh City (2) 68 0 68
Na h-Eileanan Siar 66 0 66
Falkirk 96 0 96
Fife 77 1 78
Glasgow City 42 0 42
Highland 99 0 100
Inverclyde 53 0 53
Midlothian 95 0 95
Moray 29 5 34
North Ayrshire 68 2 70
North Lanarkshire 36 0 36
Orkney Islands 76 0 76
Perth & Kinross 85 0 85
Renfrewshire 78 0 78
Scottish Borders 97 0 97
Shetland Islands 82 0 82
South Ayrshire 90 0 90
South Lanarkshire 60 0 60
Stirling 26 0 26
West Dunbartonshire 71 0 71
West Lothian 93 0 93
Scotland 71 0 71

(1) See background note 4 and the glossary for definitions of a GTCS teacher and ad hoc teacher.

(2) A small proportion of Edinburgh's ELC returns (17 centres) have been estimated by the local authority as the centres did not return their data.


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