SCHOOL LEAVERS ACROSS SOUTH LANARKSHIRE HEADING FOR WORK OR STUDY

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SCHOOL LEAVERS ACROSS SOUTH LANARKSHIRE HEADING FOR WORK OR STUDY

School leavers in South Lanarkshire continue to go on to positive destinations after finishing secondary school – with the latest figures showing 95.8% of youngsters going into further or higher education, employment or training three months after leaving school.

The total across Scotland has risen from 93.3% last year to 93.7% this year – showing that even more young people are finding fulfilling opportunities after leaving school. In South Lanarkshire, the percentage of people going on to positive destinations has gone from 94.1% last year to 95.8% this year – and increased from 89.8% since 2011/12.

Of those in positive destinations, 45% are at University and 23% are at college, while 21% are in employment and 2% are in training.

Commenting on the latest stats, SNP MSP for Rutherglen, Clare Haughey, said:

“The Scottish Government continues to make education its priority this parliament – and these figures reflect just how important SNP action on education is for our young people.

“Being able to go on to a positive destination after leaving school – whether that is college, university, work or training – is a great boost for young people across South Lanarkshire, improving their self-confidence and setting them up to make positive contributions to our communities as adults.

“That more young people across South Lanarkshire are going on to positive destinations this year than previously – up 6% over the last six years – is fantastic news for our local community.

“Our young people need fulfilling work, study or training after leaving school to help ensure they don’t get left behind – and these positive figures for South Lanarkshire and across Scotland show that they are benefitting from exactly that.”

ENDS

Notes:

Table 4: Six year trend for percentage of senior phase school leavers in any positive initial destination by local authority (2011/12 – 2016/17)

                           
    Percentage of leavers in a positive destination    
Local Authority   2011/12 2015/16 2016/17  
Aberdeen City   88.6 90.3 90.8  
Aberdeenshire   94.1 94.7 95.5  
Angus   94.2 95.1 94.7  
Argyll & Bute   90.4 92.9 94.7  
Clackmannanshire   87.9 90.2 86.9  
Dumfries & Galloway   87.9 94.6 94.6  
Dundee City   89.6 91.5 94.2  
East Ayrshire   89.4 91.8 94.3  
East Dunbartonshire   95.0 97.5 98.3  
East Lothian   88.4 93.5 94.0  
East Renfrewshire   95.2 96.6 96.1  
Edinburgh, City of   88.8 93.8 92.5  
Falkirk   90.4 95.0 92.1  
Fife   89.6 92.7 92.7  
Glasgow City   87.9 89.9 91.9  
Highland   91.2 95.0 95.5  
Inverclyde   94.5 94.3 93.0  
Midlothian   85.8 95.1 94.7  
Moray   91.8 92.7 93.5  
Na h-Eileanan Siar   95.4 97.6 97.8  
North Ayrshire   90.3 94.8 93.4  
North Lanarkshire   87.6 92.3 91.8  
Orkney Islands   94.1 91.1 96.1  
Perth & Kinross   93.2 95.0 94.5  
Renfrewshire   88.1 92.2 92.8  
Scottish Borders   91.3 94.3 95.8  
Shetland Islands   90.3 93.4 92.6  
South Ayrshire   88.8 94.3 94.2  
South Lanarkshire   89.8 94.1 95.8  
Stirling   88.6 93.2 93.8  
West Dunbartonshire   92.8 92.2 93.1  
West Lothian   89.8 92.7 93.9  
Grant-Aided   95.0 95.3 100.0  
National   90.1 93.3 93.7  
                           
* value could provide information on a cohort of less than five or has been supressed to prevent calculation of data for a small cohort      

 

 

 

Table 5:  Initial destinations of senior phase school leavers by local authority (2016/17)        
                     
  Percentage of leavers in destination                  
Local Authority Higher Education Further Education Employed Training Voluntary work Activity agreement Unemployed seeking Unemployed not seeking Not known Total number of leavers
Aberdeen City 43 29 15 2 0 0 8 1 0              1,637
Aberdeenshire 41 31 21 1 0 1 3 1 0              2,679
Angus 40 35 17 2 * * 3 2 *              1,149
Argyll & Bute 41 18 32 3 * * 3 2 *                 861
Clackmannanshire 28 23 32 2 * * 11 3 0                 495
Dumfries & Galloway 38 30 23 2 1 1 3 1 1              1,499
Dundee City 35 32 21 4 1 1 3 2 *              1,231
East Ayrshire 37 39 16 2 * * 5 1 0              1,309
East Dunbartonshire 64 13 18 2 0 1 1 * *              1,240
East Lothian 40 24 26 2 1 1 4 2 0              1,018
East Renfrewshire 65 14 15 2 * * 2 1 0              1,343
Edinburgh, City of 42 26 21 2 1 1 6 2 *              3,236
Falkirk 35 20 31 3 1 2 6 1 1              1,586
Fife 35 34 19 2 2 1 5 1 0              3,757
Glasgow City 36 31 18 5 1 0 6 2 0              4,481
Highland 36 24 31 2 2 1 1 1 2              2,411
Inverclyde 44 27 18 3 * * 5 2 0                 784
Midlothian 31 28 30 2 2 1 5 1 *                 918
Moray 37 27 27 1 * * 3 3 1                 928
Na h-Eileanan Siar 43 16 36 2 * * * * 0                 268
North Ayrshire 38 32 20 2 2 0 5 2 *              1,453
North Lanarkshire 43 25 21 2 1 0 6 1 1              3,701
Orkney Islands 41 16 37 * * * * * *                 204
Perth & Kinross 37 27 26 2 1 1 2 3 *              1,429
Renfrewshire 45 23 21 3 0 0 6 1 0              1,793
Scottish Borders 40 28 23 2 2 1 3 1 1              1,102
Shetland Islands 34 20 36 * 2 * 3 3 *                 271
South Ayrshire 44 29 18 1 1 0 5 1 *              1,104
South Lanarkshire 45 23 21 2 4 0 3 1 0              3,367
Stirling 44 16 28 3 2 1 5 1 *              1,037
West Dunbartonshire 41 28 19 4 1 0 6 1 0                 889
West Lothian 39 27 25 2 1 1 5 1 *              1,994
Grant-Aided 82 10 7 * 0 * 0 0 0                  84
National 41 27 22 2 1 1 5 1 0            51,258

 

Date published: 27th February 2018

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