Tuesday 22 August: Response to Barclay Review of Non-Domestic Rates
“The findings of the Barclay Review run completely contrary to the charity test the Scottish Parliament required all schools to undertake; would put Scottish education at a competitive disadvantage in the UK and globally; would substantially impact the work schools can do on offering bursaries and other community provision; and would set independent schools aside from all other charities - for no sound legal, political, educational or economic reason. Most of all, for a rates review, they would most likely cost the Scottish taxpayer and Government more than they seek to raise.” Read More...
Thursday 28 April 2016: Economic Impact of SCIS Member Schools on the Scottish Economy
The report by Biggar Economics will highlight the fact that independent schools in Scotland generated £455.7 million Gross Value Added for the Scottish Economy in 2015 and supported over 10,500 jobs. The report also details the wider assistance to communities that schools provide through facilities and educational opportunities. Read More
Wednesday 7 September: SCIS Exam Results
SCIS exam candidates have achieved top grades in this year’s exam results with 1 in 6 candidates at a SCIS School achieving three or more A grades at Higher.
This year’s results from SCIS schools show that 68% of National 5 entries were awarded an A grade (36.5% nationally)
92.3% of candidates in a SCIS school sitting Higher achieved a pass of which 55.3% achieved A grade
93% of Advanced Higher entries from a SCIS school achieved a pass of which 53.3% gained an A grade