UK (Scotland) Data

The EASIE data collection takes place every two years. Country data is added to this website as and when it becomes available. The default view is the most recent school year available. The data is presented in up to six tables, focusing on different aspects of inclusive education. Unless stated otherwise in the notes, the data displayed is from the selected school year.

2014/2015 Data:

UK (Scotland) - 2014_2015 - Table 1

Question ISCED 1 ISCED 2 Sources used Notes
1 How many school aged children are there at: 403,180 217,908 Population estimates produced by National Records of Scotland. Age at 30 June 2015 Ages used are 5–11 for ISCED 1 and 12–15 for ISCED 2. However, it should be noted that pupils born in March–July will start school in the August following their fifth birthday. Also, while children born from September to February can start school in the August after their fourth birthday (i.e. not yet 5), they are able to defer entry until the August after their fifth birthday.
2 How many pupils are enrolled in all formal educational settings in: 397,115 216,642 2014 pupil census for those in publicly-funded secondary schools; 2014 independent census for those in independent schools Collected in September 2014 for the 2014/15 school year. Pupils in special schools are split by age: under 12 (ISCED) 1 and 12–15 (ISCED 2). Pupils in mainstream schools are split by primary (ISCED 1) and stage S1–S4 (first four years of secondary – ISCED 2). The ages of pupils in primary and secondary stages may vary slightly, with some pupils being slightly older or younger than their peers. Therefore, ISCED 1 includes small numbers of pupils (in both publicly-funded and independent schools) aged under 5 and over 11 and ISCED 2 includes a small number of pupils aged under 12 or over 15. Independent school pupil data collected by year of birth and school type, so special school data includes those born after 2003 for ISCED 1 and 2000–2003 for ISCED 2. All the information on pupils relates to those in formal education.
3 How many pupils are out of any formal educational settings in: NA NA This data is not collected. It includes children educated outside of schools (i.e. in hospital or at home).
4 How many pupils are enrolled in mainstream formal educational settings with their non-disabled peers in: 394,310 213,649 2014 pupil census for those in publicly-funded secondary schools; 2014 independent census for those in independent schools This includes those on the roll of independent and publicly-funded mainstream schools.
5 How many pupils are enrolled and educated in mainstream classes with their non-disabled peers for at least 80% of the time in: 392,074 212,751 2014 pupil census for those in publicly-funded secondary schools; 2014 independent census for those in independent schools All children in mainstream independent schools are assumed to be in mainstream for at least 80% of the time. All children in special schools (whether independent or publicly-funded) are assumed to be in mainstream for less than 80% of the time.

UK (Scotland) - 2014_2015 - Table 2

Question 9 years 15 years Sources used Notes
1 How many children are aged: 56,353 56,590 Population estimates produced by National Records of Scotland. Age at 30 June 2015
2 How many pupils are enrolled in all formal educational settings aged: 55,165 56,470 2014 pupil census for those in publicly-funded secondary schools; 2014 independent census for those in independent schools Both collected in September 2014 for the 2014/15 school year. Pupils in publicly-funded schools use age in February 2014. Independent school pupil data was collected by year of birth, so all pupils born in 2006 are used as a proxy for 9-year-olds and all pupils born in 2000 are used as a proxy for 15-year-olds.
3 How many pupils are out of any formal educational settings aged: NA NA This data is not collected. It will include children educated outside of schools (i.e. in hospital or at home).
4 How many pupils are enrolled in mainstream formal educational settings with their non-disabled peers in: 54,773 55,453 2014 pupil census for those in publicly-funded secondary schools; 2014 independent census for those in independent schools This includes those on the roll of independent and publicly-funded mainstream schools.
5 How many pupils are enrolled and educated in mainstream classes with their non-disabled peers for at least 80% of the time in: 54,427 55,141 2014 pupil census for those in publicly-funded secondary schools; 2014 independent census for those in independent schools All children in mainstream independent schools are assumed to be in mainstream for at least 80% of the time. All children in special schools (whether independent or publicly-funded) are assumed to be in mainstream for less than 80% of the time.

UK (Scotland) - 2014_2015 - Table 3

Question ISCED 1 ISCED 2 Sources used Notes
1 How many pupils have an official decision of SEN in: 77,132 48,707 2014 pupil census for those in publicly-funded secondary schools; 2014 independent census for those in independent schools This includes all pupils with an additional support need (ASN), as that is the definition used in Scotland. Please refer to the background information for more details. This also includes all pupils in an independent special school, as these pupils have ASN but this information is not specifically collected. No information is collected on the ASN of children in independent mainstream schools, so they are assumed not to have any ASN.
2 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in formal mainstream educational settings with their non disabled peers of the same age for at least 80% of the time in: 72,091 44,816 2014 pupil census This information is only available for publicly-funded schools. Children in independent mainstream schools are assumed not to have any ASN and those in independent special schools are included in Question 4.
3 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools in: 2,236 898 2014 pupil census This information is only available for publicly-funded schools. Thus children in independent mainstream schools are assumed not to have any ASN.
4 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special schools in: 2,805 2,993 2014 pupil census for those in publicly-funded secondary schools; 2014 independent census for those in independent schools This includes all pupils under 16 on the roll of independent and publicly-funded special schools in Scotland.
5 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in non-formal educational provision maintained by the education, health, social or justice sectors in: NA NA No information is collected on non-formal education provision.

UK (Scotland) - 2014_2015 - Table 4

Question ISCED 1 Male ISCED 1 Female ISCED 2 Male ISCED 2 Female Sources used Notes
1 How many male and female pupils have an official decision of SEN in: 47,919 29,213 29,953 18,754 2014 pupil census for those in publicly-funded secondary schools; 2014 independent census for those in independent schools This Includes all pupils with an additional support need (ASN), as that is the definition used in Scotland. Please refer to the background information for more details. This also includes all pupils in an independent special school, as these pupils have ASN but this information is not specifically collected. No information is collected on the ASN of children in independent mainstream schools, so they are assumed not to have any ASN.
2 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in formal mainstream educational settings with their non disabled peers of the same age for at least 80% of the time in: 44,150 27,941 27,222 17,594 2014 pupil census This information is only available for publicly-funded schools. Children in independent mainstream schools are assumed not to have any ASN and those in independent special schools are included in Question 4 of the table entitled 'Learners with an official decision of SEN'.
3 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools in: 1,759 477 606 292 2014 pupil census This information is only available for publicly-funded schools. Thus children in independent mainstream schools are assumed not to have any ASN.
4 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special schools in: 2,010 795 2,125 868 2014 pupil census for those in publicly-funded secondary schools; 2014 independent census for those in independent schools This includes all pupils under 16 on the roll of independent and publicly-funded special schools in Scotland.
5 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in non-formal educational provision maintained by the education, health, social or justice sectors in: NA NA NA NA No information is collected on non-formal education provision.

UK (Scotland) - 2014_2015 - Table 5

Ages 1 How many pupils of each age have an official decision of SEN in ISCED level 1: 2 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in formal mainstream educational settings with their non disabled peers of the same age for at least 80% of the time in ISCED level 1: 3 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools in ISCED level 1: 4 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special schools in ISCED level 1: 5 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in non-formal educational provision maintained by the education, health, social or justice sectors in ISCED level 1: Sources used Notes
< 3 year olds 0 0 0 0 0 The data in this table only includes pupils in primary school (ISCED level 1) or pupils aged 11 or under in special schools, as a proxy for ISCED level 1. 'NA' for Question 5 in all rows because no information is collected on non-formal education provision.
3 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
4 year olds 7 1 0 6 NA A very small number of pupils aged 4 or under may be in primary education. Most of these are due to incorrect dates of birth. This row includes pupils with additional support needs who are recorded as age 4 or under.
5 year olds 4,873 4,419 131 323 NA
6 year olds 8,788 8,148 241 399 NA
7 year olds 11,077 10,322 317 438 NA
8 year olds 12,047 11,330 333 384 NA
9 year olds 12,660 11,922 346 392 NA
10 year olds 12,973 12,194 363 416 NA
11 year olds 12,965 12,147 371 447 NA
12 year olds 1,720 1,598 122 0 NA
13 year olds 14 8 6 0 0
14 year olds 4 1 3 0 0
15 year olds 1 0 1 0 0
16 year olds 1 0 1 0 0
17 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
18 year olds 2 1 1 0 0
19 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
20 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
21 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
22 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
23 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
>23 year olds 0 0 0 0 0

UK (Scotland) - 2014_2015 - Table 6

Ages 1 How many pupils of each age have an official decision of SEN in ISCED level 2: 2 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in formal mainstream educational settings with their non disabled peers of the same age for at least 80% of the time in ISCED level 2: 3 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools in ISCED level 2: 4 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special schools in ISCED level 2: 5 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in non-formal educational provision maintained by the education, health, social or justice sectors in ISCED level 2: Sources used Notes
< 3 year olds 0 0 0 0 0 Some pupils may finish ISCED 2 later than others. In earlier tables, ISCED 2 includes those in S1–S4 in secondary. The actual ages of these pupils may vary: S4 pupils are typically aged 15 (a small number are 14 or over 16, but a fairly large group – around 6% of S4 pupils – are aged 16). This includes all pupils in secondary stages S1–S4 with an additional support need. It does not include any 16-year-olds in independent or special schools, as in these age 12–15 has been used as the proxy for ISCED level 2. 'NA' for Question 5 because no information is collected on non-formal education provision.
3 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
4 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
5 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
6 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
7 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
8 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
9 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
10 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
11 year olds 8 8 0 0 NA
12 year olds 10,437 9,792 88 557 NA
13 year olds 12,040 11,229 173 638 NA
14 year olds 12,254 11,265 208 781 NA
15 year olds 12,236 10,907 312 1,017 NA
16 year olds 1,706 1,591 115 0 NA
17 year olds 26 24 2 0 0
18 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
19 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
20 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
21 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
22 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
23 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
>23 year olds 0 0 0 0 0

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