This research explores the link between schooling and long-term health outcomes.

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.

Selective schools: do they improve health?

This week, Research Fellow Frank Popham outlines his research findings on selective schools and their impact on health.

It is often assumed that children who attend a better-resourced school, are educated for longer and gain more qualifications are associated with better physical health, mental health and a longer life expectancy in countries around the world.

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

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.