This research will explore the care histories of children in Scotland and relate them to data on exclusion and absences from school.

Investigating the effects of class composition and class size on pupils’ attainment in Scottish primary schools

This research studies the effects of composite classes. In Scotland these classes comprise of primary school pupils from adjacent years. In the case of primary one pupils (P1 pupils) those just starting school may be taught alongside primary two pupils (P2 pupils). Pupils in primary two meanwhile, may be taught alongside pupils who are in their first year of school or their third year (P1 or P3),and so forth for other years, right up to primary seven. In this research project, they study whether exposure to younger or older peers by way of composite classes affects educational outcomes.

A new report for Aberlour by SCADR's Morag Treanor, warns thousands more families are at risk of falling into poverty, due to pandemic.

We are pleased to announce new funding for our research programme on Understanding Children’s Lives and Outcomes. 

In this strand we aim to explore data that helps us to understand children’s lives, experiences and outcomes in Scotland.

This project aims to explore the variation between schools and local authorities in their policies and practice in relation to temporary exclusions and authorised/unauthorised absence in a natural policy experiment using linked longitudinal administrative data.

This research will explore the impact that childhood participation Scouts, Guides and similar organisations can have in later life.