The Scottish Government collects a wide variety of educational data.

The Pupils in Scotland Census is an annual dataset collection that collates a wide variety of information on pupils in all publicly funded schools in Scotland. Information captured includes Scottish candidate number, pupil personal details, stage of school, status at the school, home postcode, and any support or special needs.

The Pupil in Scotland census data is obtained from schools management information systems. It is then transferred from local authorities securely to ScotXed for validation and checking. Each census contains approximately 700,000 pupil records.

  • Data owner: ScotXed.
  • Coverage (geographical): Scotland.
  • Who can use this data?┬áThis data is personal administrative data, and therefore not generally accessible. It is an example of data that we have provided access to via UBDC's Controlled Data Service.