Research and data in the Scottish Borders: People

Education and training

Why is it important to have data about education and training?

One of the national outcomes in the Scottish Government National Performance Framework states that "We are well-educated, skilled and able to contribute to society". Every individual should have equal opportunity to achieve this regardless of gender, background or any other Equalities protected characteristic. We use the latest research and data to make sure Scottish Borders plays its part in making this outcome happens in our region. 

The information on this page is an analysis of the policy framework and the topic areas that informs this national outcome.

Scottish Borders Policy framework

The 2022-23 Scottish Borders Council Plan is key to our policy framework on how we plan to deliver services in the next few years. It consists of six corporate outcome priorities, which are informed by an evidence base, including the Strategic Assessment. 

Education and training are central to the following corporate outcome priorities:

  • 2: "Fulfilling our potential"
  • 3: "Strong, inclusive economy"

You can see how we are delivering on these outcomes in our quarterly and annual performance reports.

 Find out more about our strategies for Community Learning and Development.

Topic areas

Official Statistics at Scottish Borders level and below are available to inform education and training policy development.

School pupil numbers, attendance and exclusions

Attainment and school leaver destinations

Lifelong learning and the workplace

Data on the above topics are available to browse and download, at Scottish Borders level or below. If you study or are in a community group in the Scottish Borders and would like help accessing this information, contact us using the contact details below.

Research and Data in the Scottish Borders

Research and information team

Contact the Corporate Performance and Information Research and Information Team for demographics research-related enquiries

Address: Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells

Telephone: 01835 824000