Data set from Longer term destinations

Local authority level data: Longer term destinations

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Data set details

Destination of pupils and students
Longer term destinations
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, Regional
  • Activity not captured
  • Further education
  • Not recorded as a sustained destination
  • Data type
  • Destination year
  • Student characteristic
Time period

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201213Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North Eastyear 1TotalTotalTotalTotalPercentageExperimental2915290820423825291
201213Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North Eastyear 1TotalTotalTotalTotalNumber of pupilsExperimental2915226210240260123831111952915666182621321
201213Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North Eastyear 3TotalTotalTotalTotalPercentageExperimental2915279472517311517174
201213Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North Eastyear 3TotalTotalTotalTotalNumber of pupilsExperimental291522309613608735250999624224399508949601096
201213Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North Eastyear 5TotalTotalTotalTotalPercentageExperimental291527737333-1832176

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 14 variables
Variable nameVariable description
all_notsustNot recorded as a sustained destination
all_unknownActivity not captured
all_workSustained employment destination
apprenSustained apprenticeships
characteristicStudent characteristic


  1. Sustained apprenticeship: Young people were counted as being on an apprenticeship if they participated in relevant learning for at least six consecutive months at any point in the destination year. Apprenticeships are newly reported as a primary destination, separately from education and employment categories.
  2. 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.
  3. Prior attainment: achievement level at key stage 4 (level 2).
  4. Sustained education destination: Pupils who have gone to any form of sustained education destination are reported in Any sustained education destination.
  5. Sustained education, apprenticeship or employment destination: Pupils who were recorded as being in continuous education or employment between October and March of the reported academic year and pupils who spent at least six consecutive months in an apprenticeship at any point in the year.
  6. UK higher education destination: Pupils that have gone on to universities or other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), as identified in HESA data. This includes designated courses at higher education alternative providers (HEAPs) from 2015/16. Higher education courses at FE providers are also included, identified through ILR.
  7. 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
  8. Further education destination: includes pupils that have gone on to take qualifications at level 3 or below at FE colleges or other FE providers as identified in the Individualised Learner Record (ILR). It also includes pupils taking qualifications below level 4 at higher education institutions.
  9. 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. Possible reasons for this could be that the young person: • was attending an independent school that wasn’t captured in the awarding body data • was attending a Scottish, Welsh or Northern Irish college or school • was undertaking activity other than paid employment or study in the UK • was living, working or studying overseas • was not successfully matched to a record in our data sources
  10. Sustained employment destinations: include pupils recorded as having sustained employment by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC); pupils identified as self-employed, and all types of sustained employment and training activity recorded in the National Client Caseload Information Service (NCCIS) for the first two terms (October to March). It also includes pupils sustaining participation through a combination of education and employment.
  11. Other education destinations: Independent school, alternative provision, special schools, specialist post-16 institutions or sustained education combinations.
  12. School sixth form and sixth- form college: pupils that have gone on to school sixth forms and students that have gone on to sixth-form colleges. School sixth form destinations were identified from school census data and sixth-form college destinations were identified from the ILR.

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