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Summary Statistics for Attainment and Initial Leaver Destinations, No. 1: 2019 Edition

Results of the initial leaver destination surveys (S3 to S6) and post-review attainment.

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Chapter 2: School leaver cohort

  • Almost two thirds of 2017/18 leavers left in S6.

Information is collected on the destination of school leavers three months after they leave school (initial destination) and again nine months after they leave (follow-up destination). This publication covers the initial destination of all school leavers. Information on the 2017/18 school leavers cohort nine months after they left school will be available in June 2019.

Almost two thirds (62.7 per cent) of 2017/18 school leavers left in S6, a quarter (25.9 per cent) left in S5, and 11.3 per cent left in S4. Around 0.1 per cent left in S3 or another stage. Chart 1 shows the percentage of leavers by stage between 2009/10 and 2017/18.

Chart 1: Percentage of leavers by stage of leaving, 2009/10 to 2017/18

Chart 1: Percentage of leavers by stage of leaving, 2009/10 to 2017/18

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