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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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 destinationup from 92.2% in 2019/20.


The percentage of school leavers in each positive destination:

40.3% of 2020/21 leavers were in Higher Educationdown from 42.9% in 2019/20.

18.3% of the 2020/21 leavers were in Further Educationdown from 23.6% in 2019/20.

31.5% of 2020/21 leavers were in Employmentup 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.



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