FOI Request - School Sizes

Request 101000234881

The information I require is as follows:

The findings of the Workshop on Primary School Size contains several quotes relating to improved performance when schools increase from two to three or
more classes:

1. Which Moray Schools have in the last five years increased in size from a school with two classes to a school with three or more classes?

2. What was the roll in each school at the time of the increase and how many remained in each class over the subsequent years?

3. (a) What statistical or performance information is available for these schools to evidence the fact that schools increasing from two to three or more classes
improves in performance?

(b) What statistical or performance information is available that evidences the fact that schools with a non-teaching Head Teacher perform better?

(c) What statistical or performance information is available that can evidence the fact that schools that can support another senior member of teaching staff, who
is free from a teaching commitment for part of the time, perform better?

4. Moray Council has projected school rolls for future years. Given that the Local Plan for Dallas currently provides capacity for nine houses on R1 and one on
R2, R3 has permission for five and there are three further rural sites with permission within 300m of the school, has the future development of these sites been included in the projected rolls?

5. I understand that Moray Council has a backlog of maintenance across the Education Estate. I would like the current backlog maintenance figure for Dallas
Primary School with an elemental breakdown to the nearest £1k.

Response 08-05-2014

1 & 2. The information you requested can be found here.

3. (a) This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  In examination terms we do not exam primary pupils. Other performance data would be HMIe inspections which are all available on the HMIe website here:

(b) This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  None held by the Moray Council, but please contact Association of Headteachers and Deputes in Scotland for this information here.

(c) see (b)

4. Yes. Developments that have planning consent are considered when planning school rolls.

5. Condition surveys and associated backlog maintenance is currently being updated. The latest and most accurate information generated to date. can be found here.

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