Pupil Numbers

Pupil numbers and demographic trends

SCIS Schools20112012201320142015
Total Number of Pupils 31,425 31,358 31,146 30,687 30,238
Total Number of Day Pupils 27,850 27,862 27,705 27,312 26,919
Total Number of Boarding Pupils 3,575 3,496 3,441 3,375 3,319

 

As at 7 September 2015 there were 30,238 pupils in 72 independent schools in membership of SCIS. 1,417 children are in nurseries, 10,662 pupils are in primary schools and 18,159 are in senior schools. This means that the independent sector educates 4.3% of the school age population in Scotland and  is equivalent in size to the 8th largest local authority. 

 

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