Facts & Statistics

Facts and statistics about independent schools in Scotland

SCIS research provides information on the independent school sector in Scotland.

In 2014 the survey revealed that:

  • There are 30,687 pupils in 70 independent schools - 4.4% of pupils in Scotland
  • There are 18 boarding schools with 3,375 pupils - 30% of boarders are from overseas
  • SCIS schools provide at least £45million annually in fee assistance, with 20% of all pupils receiving some form of assistance
  • 89% of SCIS pupils go on to Higher Education with 24% continuing their studies outside of Scotland
  • The independent sector employs over 7400 teaching and support staff
  • There is 1 teacher for every 9.7 pupils in SCIS schools