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 (2014/15 cohort) for different characteristic groups, provider types, and qualification levels.

Data set details

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

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201213Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandyear 1State-funded mainstream schoolsTotalTotalTotalNumber of pupilsExperimental561114517524486510zxxx193465xxx289307381722628z4887177418386361967394
201213Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandyear 3State-funded mainstream schoolsTotalTotalTotalNumber of pupilsExperimental561114464973276146156842xxx86857xxx28667378059983162827542308131288447101325128
201213Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandyear 5State-funded mainstream schoolsTotalTotalTotalNumber of pupilsExperimental561114459995231903218767xxx10578xxx182237634696355820101110371933966521435905
201213Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandyear 1State-funded (inc. non-maintained) special schoolsTotalTotalTotalNumber of pupilsExperimental1069593349104zxxx3315xxx402538838z0381921191170
201213Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandyear 3State-funded (inc. non-maintained) special schoolsTotalTotalTotalNumber of pupilsExperimental106957698717756xxx3355xxx1823584107119874142317680

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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