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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
6. School Estates

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6. School Estates

44 schools were built or substantially refurbished in 2015-16
84% of schools were in good or satisfactory condition in 2016
81% of schools were of a good or satisfactory suitability in 2016

The School Estates Core Facts survey collects information on the size, condition, suitability and capacity of all schools open on 1 st April 2016. Information is also collected on all schools that had been built or substantially refurbished during the financial year 2015-16. Only builds or refurbishments costing at least £0.5 million for primary and at least £1 million for secondary and special schools are reported here. These statistics are used to monitor progress in improving the school estate. Table 6.1 shows that 44 schools were built or refurbished in 2015-16, 33 of which were primary schools. Since 2007-08, 651 schools have been built or substantially refurbished.

Table 6.1: Number of schools built or substantially refurbished, 2009-10 to 2015-16

2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Primary 53 45 37 43 50 71 33
Secondary 48 8 6 14 8 5 9
Special 2 2 3 3 5 5 2
Total schools built or refurbished 103 55 46 60 63 81 44

As a result of the investment and reorganisation of the school estate, the proportion of schools in good or satisfactory condition has increased from 79 per cent in April 2010 to 84 per cent in April 2016. Taking into account the different number of pupils in each school, shows an increase in the proportion of pupils in good or satisfactory condition schools from 82 per cent in April 2010 to 84 per cent in April 2016.

Table 6.2: Condition of all schools and the number of pupils on their school roll, 2010 to 2016

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Schools (1)
A: Good 515 538 581 623 620 641 666
B: Satisfactory 1,586 1,558 1,540 1,477 1,498 1,479 1,453
C: Poor 510 479 446 449 422 406 396
D: Bad 40 31 23 17 16 11 8
Condition not recorded 15 11 6 1 2 1 1
Pupils on school roll (2)
A: Good 204,648 212,496 224,523 241,392 241,605 225,505 236,260
B: Satisfactory 342,625 345,404 334,204 318,799 321,568 347,360 335,159
C: Poor 114,374 107,831 102,845 103,815 103,635 98,387 102,526
D: Bad 5,804 5,724 7,476 5,889 5,422 4,277 3,604
Condition not recorded 1,218 166 176 0 213 0 0

(1) Condition as reported in April. See background note 5 for more information on the condition ratings.

(2) Shows number of pupils on the school roll the previous September. So schools which opened after September but before April will have no pupils recorded for that school year.

Information on suitability of schools has been collected since April 2010. Suitability provides a measure of the extent to which a school building and its grounds are appropriate in providing an environment which supports quality learning and teaching. The proportion of schools with a good or satisfactory suitability has increased from 74 per cent in April 2010 to 81 per cent in April 2016. Taking into account the different number of pupils in each school, this has resulted in the proportion of pupils in schools with a good or satisfactory suitability increasing from 76 per cent in April 2010 to 83 per cent in April 2016.

Table 6.3: Suitability of all schools and the number of pupils on their school roll, 2010 to 2016

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Schools (1)
A: Good 546 568 622 663 688 706 728
B: Satisfactory 1,428 1,429 1,381 1,394 1,387 1,339 1,324
C: Poor 596 547 531 477 451 463 445
D: Bad 55 52 50 32 28 26 22
Suitability not recorded 41 21 12 1 4 4 5
Pupils on school roll (2)
A: Good 181,044 190,139 209,541 225,757 234,021 240,245 250,508
B: Satisfactory 325,145 332,447 317,729 320,627 323,994 316,170 312,851
C: Poor 139,311 129,520 126,139 111,686 102,527 107,368 104,009
D: Bad 15,472 16,249 15,397 11,825 11,581 10,393 8,095
Suitability not recorded 7,697 3,266 418 0 320 1,353 2,086

(1) Suitability as reported in April. See background note 5 for more information on the suitability ratings.

(2) Shows number of pupils on the school roll the previous September. So schools which opened after September but before April will have no pupils recorded for that school year.


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