Massive improvement in schools under SNP

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From the Scottish Government statistics section today:

The proportion of schools reported as being in good or satisfactory condition has increased to 90.2% (89.9% in 2020). This is 29 percentage points higher than in April 2007 (61.1%).

The publication of ‘School Estates Statistics 2021’ by Scotland’s Chief Statistician also showed that the proportion of pupils educated in schools in “poor” or “bad” condition has decreased from 36.6% of all pupils (around 257,000) in 2007 to 8.4% of all pupils (around 59,000) in 2021.

Since 2007-08, 1,000 schools have been built or substantially refurbished (includes those with cost of at least £500,000 for primary and at least £1 million for secondary and special).

https://www.gov.scot/news/school-estates-statistics-1/

Readers may remember Scottish Labour’s performance on schools was problematic when their PFI schemes put local authority inspectors out of the loop leading to walls without cavity ties collapsing: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-38907714

5 thoughts on “Massive improvement in schools under SNP

  1. ”Schools ….well , that’s all very well but but but … SNP , separatists , partition , GERS ! ”
    Thank you , Mr DRoss for that eloquent summation of the situation .
    Now , following BBC Shortbread’s undermining of Scottish Health , we will be investigating the dire state of Scottish schools and asking Anas Sarwar and Alex Cole-Hamilton for their independent assessment and Prof Pennington will be giving his expert opinion on the state of the Curriculum for Excellence !

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