Data set from Longer term destinations

National Longer term destinations

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National level destinations data for students leaving key stage 4 for different characteristic groups, provider types, and qualification levels at 3 points in time (1, 3 and 5 years) after finishing compulsory schooling.

Data set details

Destination of pupils and students
Longer term destinations
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Activity not captured
  • Advanced apprenticeships (level 3)
  • Further education
  • Data type
  • Destination year
  • Institution group
Time period
2012/13 to 2013/14

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201213Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandyear 1Alternative provisionTotalPrior attainmentPrior Attainment KS4 E&M A*-C achievedNumber of pupilsExperimental236191179z987839z3633411
201213Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandyear 1State-funded mainstream & special schoolsTotalPrior attainmentPrior Attainment KS4 E&M A*-C not achievedNumber of pupilsExperimental221374189177170678z11611048095650811864z1405104596635271375060
201213Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandyear 1TotalTotalTotalTotalNumber of pupilsExperimental581559532157500040z200202290185973422889z4901179889228410478355
201213Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandyear 1State-funded mainstream & special schoolsTotalDisadvantage StatusNot disadvantagedNumber of pupilsExperimental417428394646371660z131304234717569817894z4187137075092183234459
201213Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandyear 1TotalTotalPrior attainmentPrior Attainment KS4 E&M A*-C not achievedNumber of pupilsExperimental230888194285174925z11943448493703412078z1416106627282307635840

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 18 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. 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 ( ~ ) positive % less than 0.5
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. Prior attainment: achievement level at key stage 4 (level 2).
  6. 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)
  7. 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.
  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. 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.

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