New research carried out by the Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS) has measured the economic impact of Edinburgh’s ten independent schools. The report, titled Economic and Fiscal Contribution of Edinburgh’s Independent Schools, assesses the aims to demonstrate the benefits that the schools bring collectively to the city and Scotland more broadly.
The research states that in 2017/18, Edinburgh’s independent schools made an economic contribution of £125 million Gross Value Added (GVA). Responsible for the education of some 11,700 pupils, the schools employ 2,580 staff between them, an employment figure the report states is higher than the number of individuals employed across Edinburgh’s food and drink sector.
The full report can be accessed here.