Scotland

Destination of school leavers

Key points

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Graph 1: Over time

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Graph 4: By type of school

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Definitions and data sources

The first graph shows the destination of school leavers from publicly funded schools, represented by the proportions going into full-time higher or further education, training and employment, and with a residual category of 'other'.  Most of the 'other' category are unemployed.  The data does not distinguish between employment with and without training.

The second graph shows, for 2008/09 (the latest year for which data is available), how the destination of school leavers varies according to whether or not the school leaver was registered for free school meals (or proxy for deprivation).  Care should taken when interpreting this analysis as the average age at which they left school may well differ between the two groups.

The data source for all the graphs is the Scottish Executive's publications entitled Destinations of leavers from Scottish schools.

Overall adequacy of the indicator: high.  The indicator is derived from administrative data collected by the Scottish Government.  Information on publicly funded schools is provided to the Scottish Government by the Careers Services.  Information from independent schools is collected directly from the schools.

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