Academic Year 2018/19

Longer term destinations

This is the latest dataOfficial Statistics

Destination measures provide information on the success of schools and colleges in helping young people continue in education, apprenticeships or employment. 

These experimental statistics show the number of students that have continued in education, an apprenticeship or employment for at least 6 months, at one, three and five years after finishing key stage 4. 

The release provides information that has been aggregated at national, regional and local authority level, and with breakdowns for student characteristics. Information at provider level is available as a downloadable file.

Headline facts and figures - 2018/19

The proportion of pupils in a sustained destination one year after completing key stage 4 was 94%, up two percentage points from the previous year's cohort (2012/13). However, this is likely due to the introduction of better employment data (the Longitudinal Education Outcomes data) in 2014, which featured greater coverage of employment activity.

The three-year sustained destination proportion remained at 83%, while the five-year figure fell marginally from 82% to 81%.

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