Data set from Longer term destinations

Local authority level: Longer term destinations

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Local Authority destinations data 1, 3 and 5 years after students leave key stage 4 (2014/15 cohort) by different geography levels, characteristics groups, provider types and qualification levels.

Data set details

Destination of pupils and students
Longer term destinations
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, Regional
  • Sustained education, employment & apprenticeships
  • Number of pupils completing key stage 4
  • Sustained education destination
  • Data type
  • Destination year
  • Institution group
Time period
2012/13 to 2014/15

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201314Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001England355E08000006Salfordyear 1State-funded mainstream schoolsTotalPrior attainmentPrior Attainment KS4 E&M A*-C achievedNumber of pupilsExperimental11071064977zxxx744xxx229452xxx352815
201314Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001England344E08000015Wirralyear 1State-funded mainstream schoolsTotalPrior attainmentPrior Attainment KS4 E&M A*-C achievedNumber of pupilsExperimental221921732115zxxx178xxx19231439xxx19433
201314Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001England371E08000017Doncasteryear 1State-funded mainstream schoolsTotalPrior attainmentPrior Attainment KS4 E&M A*-C achievedNumber of pupilsExperimental177617191592zxxx317xxx12611477xxx50534
201314Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001England373E08000019Sheffieldyear 1State-funded mainstream schoolsTotalPrior attainmentPrior Attainment KS4 E&M A*-C achievedNumber of pupilsExperimental305129682759zxxx777xxx195825163xxx46785
201314Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001England331E08000026Coventryyear 1State-funded mainstream schoolsTotalPrior attainmentPrior Attainment KS4 E&M A*-C achievedNumber of pupilsExperimental188518321741zxxx349xxx13751771xxx20503

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 24 variables
Variable nameVariable description
all_notsustNot recorded as a sustained destination
all_unknownActivity not captured
all_workSustained employment destination
appl2Intermediate apprenticeships (level 2)
appl3Advanced apprenticeships (level 3)


  1. Activity not captured: means the young person wasn’t found to have any participation in education or employment, had made no claim to out-of-work benefits and was not recorded NEET.
  2. Alternative provision: includes state place funded alternative provision (Pupil Referral Units, AP academies, AP free schools, and hospital schools) and other alternative provision (education funded by the local authority outside of state place funded schools, including independent schools, non-maintained special schools, and providers who do not meet the criteria for registration as a school)
  3. State-funded special schools: includes community special schools, foundation special schools, special sponsored academies, special converter academies, and special free schools and non-maintained special schools.
  4. Prior attainment: achievement level at key stage 4 (level 2).
  5. The following symbols have been used in this publication: (0) zero, ( c ) small number suppressed to preserve confidentiality or for accountability reasons, ( z ) not applicable, (x) not available, ( low ) positive % less than 0.5
  6. Not recorded as a sustained destination: includes pupils who did not sustain a destination from October to March but had some participation between August and July. It also includes pupils who had no participation in education or employment but had claimed out-of-work benefits or were recorded NEET by their local authority between August and July
  7. Disadvantage status: Given as in year 11. Disadvantaged pupils are defined as those who were eligible for free school meals at any point in the previous six years or having been looked after by their local authority. These are the pupils who would have attracted the pupil premium when in year 11. Pupils with no key stage 4 record were not known to be disadvantaged in year 11 and are included in all other pupils.
  8. Note that employment figures showed an increase between 2013/14 and 2014/15 destination years due to the introduction of the Longitudinal Educational Outcomes data, and so Year 1 employment figures between the 2012/13 and 2013/14 cohorts are not directly comparable.
  9. State-funded mainstream schools: include community schools, voluntary aided schools, voluntary controlled schools, foundation schools, academies, free schools, city technology colleges and further education colleges with provision for 14- to 16-year-olds.
  10. Numbers of pupils in the Disadvantage Status breakdown have been rounded to the nearest 5 to preserve confidentiality. Values of 1 and 2 are represented by the "low" symbol.

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