Summary statistics for follow-up leaver destinations, no. 5: 2023 edition

This statistical publication provides information on the follow-up destinations of 2021/22 school leavers from publicly funded secondary schools in Scotland.


Summary Statistics for Follow-Up Leaver Destinations, 2021/22

In 2021/22, 93.5% of school leavers were in a positive follow-up destination (up from 93.2% in 2020/21), and 6.5% were in an 'other' follow-up destination. In 2021/22, 37.7% of leavers were in Higher Education, down from 40.3% in 2020/21; 20.7% were in Further Education, up from 18.3% in 2020/21; and 31.8% were in Employment, up from 31.5% in 2020/21. In 2021/22, 95.7% of leavers in a positive initial destination were also in a positive follow-up destination (up from 95.5% in 2020/21). This includes leavers in the same destination or in a different positive destination. Employment was the most sustained destination category. 94.1% of leavers whose initial destination was Employment were also in Employment at follow-up (although leavers may have changed their employer or type of employment during this time).



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