Data set from Longer term destinations

National Longer term destinations

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National level destinations data 1, 3 and 5 years after students leave key stage 4 (2015/16 cohort) for different characteristic groups and provider provider types.

Data set details

Destination of pupils and students
Longer term destinations
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of pupils completing key stage 4
  • Sustained education, apprenticeship or employment
  • Sustained education
  • Data type
  • Destination year
  • Institution group
Time period
2012/13 to 2015/16

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201213Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandyear 1Alternative provisionTotalTotalNumber of pupils975052994426xxxx3422xxx476529223x142096503660791
201213Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandyear 1Alternative provisionGenderMaleNumber of pupils638334542843xxxx2172xxx277394135x51304762408521
201213Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandyear 1Alternative provisionGenderFemaleNumber of pupils336718451583xxxx1250xxx19913588x9791741252270
201213Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandyear 1Alternative provisionDisadvantage StatusDisadvantagedNumber of pupils359018001511xxxx1189xxx11720655x3522341526264
201213Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandyear 1Alternative provisionDisadvantage StatusNot disadvantagedNumber of pupils616034992915xxxx2233xxx359323168x111574162134527

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
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.

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