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Summary Statistics for Follow-up Leaver Destinations, No. 4: 2022 Edition

This statistical publication provides information on the follow-up destinations of 2020/21 school leavers from publicly funded schools in Scotland

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This annual National Statistics publication:

  • Provides information on the follow-up destinations of school leaversin Scotland.
  • Covers all 2020/21 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 2020/21 school leaver cohort relate to statuses recorded as at April 2022. It is likely that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will have continued to affect the destination choices made by, and opportunities available to, some school leavers in 2020/21. Further information can be found in section 1.1.

Full results are available from the supplementary tables.

The percentage of school leavers in positive destinations and other destinations.

93.2% of all 2020/21 school leavers were in a positive follow-up destination.

up from 92.2% in 2019/20.

The percentage of school leavers in each positive destination.

40.3% of 2020/21 leavers were in Higher Education.

down from 42.9% in 2019/20

18.3% of the 2020/21 leavers were in Further Education.

down from 23.6% in 2019/20

31.5% of 2020/21 leavers were in Employment.

up from 21.3% in 2019/20

The percentage of school leavers whose follow-up destination was the same as their initial destination.

In 2020/21, 95.5% of leavers in a positive initial destination were also in a positive follow-up destination. This includes leavers in the same destination or in a different positive destination.

Employment was the most sustained destination category. 94.2% of leavers whose initial destination was Employment were also in Employment for their follow-up destination – although leavers may have changed their employer or type of employment during this time.

Contact

Email: school.stats@gov.scot

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