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Summary Statistics for Follow-up Leaver Destinations, No. 3: 2021 Edition

This statistical publication provides information on the follow-up destinations of 2019/20 school leavers from publicly funded schools in Scotland

Summary Statistics for Follow-up Leaver Destinations, No. 3: 2021 Edition
Summary Statistics for Follow-Up Leaver Destinations, No. 3: 2021 Edition

Summary Statistics for Follow-Up Leaver Destinations, No. 3: 2021 Edition

This annual National Statistics publication:

  • Provides information on the follow-up destinations of school leavers in Scotland.
  • Covers all 2019/20 school leavers from publicly funded mainstream schools.

Follow-up destinations relate to outcomes approximately nine months after the end of the school year and the figures for the 2019/20 school leaver cohort relate to statuses recorded as at April 2021. These statistics will therefore be affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Further information can be found in section 1.1.

Full results are available from the supplementary tables (see supporting files).

  • The percentage of school leavers in positive destinations and other destinations.
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92.2% of all 2019/20 school leavers were in a 7.8% positive follow-up destination.

down from 92.9% in 2018/19.

  • The percentage of school leavers in each positive destination.
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42.9% of 2019/20 leavers were in Higher Education.

up from 38.4% in 2018/19

23.6% of the 2019/20 leavers were in Further Education.

up from 23.3% in 2018/19

21.3% of 2019/20 leavers were in Employment.

down from 28.0% in 2018/19

  • The percentage of school leavers whose follow-up destination was the same as their initial destination.
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In 2019/20, 95.7% of leavers in a positive initial destination were also in a positive follow-up destination, although some of them will have moved from one positive destination to another.

96.0% of leavers whose initial destination was Higher Education were also in Higher Education for their follow-up destination.


Contact

Email: school.stats@gov.scot