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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21729: Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 19 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of school leavers has gone on to (a) initial and (b) follow-up positive destinations in each year since 2006-07.

Answered by: John Swinney 27 February 2019

The following table shows the proportion of school leavers who entered positive (a) initial and (b) follow up destinations each year from 2006-07 to the latest available. Figures for the proportion of school leavers entering positive follow-up destinations in 2017-18 are not yet available and will be published in June this year.

Proportion of school leavers in positive (a) initial and (b) follow-up destinations, 2006-07 to 2017-18

 

(a) Initial destinations

(b) Follow-up destinations

2017-18

94.4

n-a

2016-17

93.7

92.9

2015-16

93.3

91.4

2014-15

93.0

92.0

2013-14

92.5

91.7

2012-13

91.7

90.4

2011-12

90.1

89.6

2010-11

89.0

87.2

2009-10

87.0

85.2

2008-09

85.6

85.1

2007-08

86.3

84.0

2006-07

86.7

87.0

Notes:

1. The initial destination figures in the table are derived from supplementary table L1.1 of the initial leavers publication: www.gov.scot-stats-bulletins-01327. The follow-up destination figures are derived from table L1.1 here: https:--www.gov.scot-publications-summary-statistics-attainment-leaver-destinations-healthy-living-8-2018-edition- .

2. Positive destinations include higher education, further education, training, employment, voluntary work and, from April 2011, activity agreements.

3. A change was made to the methodology in 2009-10 meaning that figures prior to this are not directly comparable to those for 2009-10 onwards and care should be taken when comparing across this period. Further details are available in the associated publications.