Number of school buildings in good condition hit record levels

A record number of school buildings across Scotland are in a good or satisfactory condition, the Scottish Government has announced.

The Schools Estate Statistics 2022 found that 90.4% of schools were found to be in such a condition, which is 29% higher than in 2007. The number of pupils educated in good or satisfactory condition schools has also reached 91.7%, an increase of 30.9% since 2007.

Education secretary, Shirley-Anne Somerville, said, “We now have a record number of schools in good or satisfactory condition.

“Our long term commitment to education, in partnership with local government, is clear through our £2 billion Learning Estate Investment Programme, which will benefit 50,000 learners across Scotland.

“These latest statistics illustrate how our investment is making a real difference to thousands of children and young people, with a record 281,070 children now being educated in good condition schools.”