FOI Request Alternative Education

Request 101001748567

• (a)  how many and (b) what percentage of children in the local authority area are absent from school due to sickness and are eligible for alternative education provision;
• how many (i) have and (ii) have not been provided with this within the target timescale,

Response 19-03-2018

(a) In accordance with Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we can advise that this information is not held. The Scottish Government publishes some information on authorised/unauthorised absence which can be found here

(b )In accordance with Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we can advise that this information is not held.   

(i) have received support:

2014 - No data
2015 - No data
2016 - 16 pupils
2017 - 21 pupils
2018 - 13 pupils
Data covers pupils who have received tuition due to sickness (home based tuition or hospital based tuition) within the calendar year. Some pupils cross over multiple years.

(ii) In accordance with Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we can advise that this information is not held. 

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