Pupil Numbers

Pupil numbers and demographic trends

SCIS Schools20122013201420152016
Total Number of Pupils 31,358 31,146 30,687 30,238 29,647
Total Number of Day Pupils 27,862 27,705 27,312 26,919 26,575
Total Number of Boarding Pupils 3,496 3,441 3,375 3,319 3,072

 

As at 7 September 2016 there were 29,647 pupils in 72 independent schools in membership of SCIS. 1,445 children are in nurseries, 10,416 pupils are in primary schools and 17,786 are in senior schools. This means that the independent sector educates 4.1% of the school population in Scotland and is equivalent in size to the 8th largest local authority.