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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15602: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 23 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-05965 by John Swinney on 5 January 2017 regarding how many and what percentage of (a) pupils with additional support needs and (b) hours of support provision there have been between 2011 and 2016, whether it will provide the information for 2017.

Answered by: John Swinney 4 April 2018

Education authorities and other agencies have duties under the Additional Support for Learning Act 2004 (as amended) to identify, provide for and review the additional support needs of their pupils. Information on how many and the percentage of pupils with additional support needs in each local authority for 2017 is provided in the following table.

 

Pupils with an ASN

Percentage of pupils with an ASN

Aberdeen City

6,925

30.5

Aberdeenshire

14,325

40.2

Angus

2,050

13.6

Argyll & Bute

2,347

22.9

Clackmannanshire

1,936

29.2

Dumfries & Galloway

5,996

32.0

Dundee City

3,690

20.3

East Ayrshire

4,159

26.2

East Dunbartonshire

3,370

20.1

East Lothian

3,246

22.8

East Renfrewshire

3,639

21.3

Edinburgh City

12,812

25.8

Na h-Eileanan Siar

1,047

31.2

Falkirk

5,479

25.1

Fife

10,954

22.2

Glasgow City

21,088

31.1

Highland

11,994

38.9

Inverclyde

2,646

26.8

Midlothian

3,216

25.4

Moray

3,951

33.2

North Ayrshire

4,976

27.2

North Lanarkshire

8,144

16.7

Orkney Islands

840

30.8

Perth & Kinross

6,082

33.9

Renfrewshire

4,108

17.4

Scottish Borders

4,390

30.0

Shetland Islands

945

29.2

South Ayrshire

3,130

22.3

South Lanarkshire

10,534

23.9

Stirling

3,367

27.0

West Dunbartonshire

4,621

36.7

West Lothian

7,170

26.6

   

All local authorities

183,177

26.6

   

Grant aided

314

26.5

   

Scotland

183,491

26.6

The information on hours of support provision is not held centrally.