In October 2010 the Scottish Government announced that it would proceed with a number of changes to statistical publications relating to schools. Five sets of statistics will be discontinued: information on pre-appeal examination results, placing requests, children educated out with school, independent schools and teacher vacancies. The remaining statistics, including statistics on pupils, teachers, pre-school and childcare, and school leavers, will be combined into three compendia publications. In the light of responses to consultation , the Scottish Government will maintain the collection of data on school meals. It will also maintain the collection and publication of statistics on pupil exclusions, attendance and absence, but on a less frequent basis.