Data set from Longer term destinations

National level data: Longer term destinations

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Data set details

Destination of pupils and students
Longer term destinations
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Activity not captured
  • Advanced and Higher apprenticeships (level 3 and above)
  • Further education
  • Data type
  • Destination year
  • Institution group
Time period

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201213Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandyear 1State-funded mainstream schoolsTotalTotalTotalNumber of pupilsExperimental56111451752448651044193465289307377322628.4887177418386361967394
201213Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandyear 1State-funded mainstream schoolsTotalTotalTotalPercentageExperimental5611149287-345214.13161
201213Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandyear 3State-funded mainstream schoolsTotalTotalTotalPercentageExperimental561114834928175111-5523134
201213Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandyear 3State-funded mainstream schoolsTotalTotalTotalNumber of pupilsExperimental5611144649732761461568429693928667378059983162827542308131288447101325128
201213Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandyear 5State-funded mainstream schoolsTotalTotalTotalNumber of pupilsExperimental56111445999523190321876710754182237634696355820101110371933966521435905

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 17 variables
Variable nameVariable description
all_notsustNot recorded as a sustained destination
all_unknownActivity not captured
all_workSustained employment destination
appl2Intermediate apprenticeships (level 2)
appl3Advanced and Higher apprenticeships (level 3 and above)


  1. 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)
  2. 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.
  3. Sustained education destination: Pupils who have gone to any form of sustained education destination are reported in Any sustained education destination.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  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. 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.
  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.
  13. 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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