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Impact of the Scottish Independent School Sector

This report, published in April 2016 by Biggar Economics, highlights the impact that the independent school sector has on the Scottish Economy. 

  • The key finding of the report is that SCIS members generated £455.7 million Gross Value Added for the Scottish economy.
  • A direct contribution to the Scottish economy of £ 301 million
  • The independent sector supported around 10,600 jobs in 2015 – one for every three SCIS pupils
  • SCIS member schools generated £246.6 million for the public exchequer – equivalent to £102 per household in Scotland

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 In January 2019, the Edinburgh independent schools published a report into their economic and fiscal contribution to the city.

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 In 2017, an study of the economic impact of Robert Gordon's College was undertaken by Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce.

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The UK Independent Schools Council publishes a regular report highlighting the huge impact of the independent school sector on the UK economy.

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Economic Impact 2016