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95.3% OF SCHOOL LEAVERS IN WEST LOTHIAN IN POSITIVE DESTINATIONS

95.3% OF SCHOOL LEAVERS IN WEST LOTHIAN IN POSITIVE DESTINATIONS

Published date : 23 February, 2022

A record 95.3% of pupils across West Lothian were in a ‘positive destination’ within three months of leaving school last year.

 

Latest figures show that 2,050 school leavers from West Lothian went on to including work, training or further study.

 

Across Scotland, a record 95.5% of all pupils went on to a ‘positive destination’ last year. The statistics show 45.1% going on to higher education courses – the highest number since records began in 2009-10 – and the lowest gap between the most and least deprived communities achieving a positive destination since 2009-10.

 

Commenting Almond Valley MSP Angela Constance said:

 

“I’m delighted that 95.3% of our West Lothian pupils are going on to positive destinations – whether that be work, training or further study.

 

“The transition for young people from school to adulthood is vital and the Scottish Government is committed to getting this right for every young person across Scotland, no matter what their background.

 

“Whether it’s  investing in tackling the poverty-related attainment gap. free tuition, or introducing the back-to-work Jobs Grant for people aged 16 to 24 – the Scottish Government are taking actions to prioritise young people."

 

 

ENDS

 

NOTES

 

Summary Statistics for Attainment and Initial Leaver Destinations, No. 4: 2022 Edition

 

Table showing percentage of school leavers by initial destination category and local authority, 2020/21:

 

Year

LA code

LA Name

Number of leavers

% Positive Destination

2020/21

100

Aberdeen City

1,472

95.4

2020/21

110

Aberdeenshire

2,635

96.2

2020/21

120

Angus

1,197

95.7

2020/21

130

Argyll & Bute

803

95.0

2020/21

150

Clackmannanshire

392

95.9

2020/21

170

Dumfries & Galloway

1,478

94.6

2020/21

180

Dundee City

1,224

93.6

2020/21

190

East Ayrshire

1,208

95.7

2020/21

200

East Dunbartonshire

1,324

98.6

2020/21

210

East Lothian

1,089

96.1

2020/21

220

East Renfrewshire

1,383

97.4

2020/21

230

Edinburgh, City of

3,247

95.1

2020/21

240

Falkirk

1,554

95.4

2020/21

250

Fife

3,752

93.9

2020/21

260

Glasgow City

4,578

96.2

2020/21

270

Highland

2,333

94.3

2020/21

280

Inverclyde

739

95.4

2020/21

290

Midlothian

877

95.4

2020/21

300

Moray

879

94.1

2020/21

235

Na h-Eileanan Siar

280

[c]

2020/21

310

North Ayrshire

1,375

95.2

2020/21

320

North Lanarkshire

3,696

94.5

2020/21

330

Orkney Islands

202

96.5

2020/21

340

Perth & Kinross

1,417

96.5

2020/21

350

Renfrewshire

1,666

96.5

2020/21

355

Scottish Borders

1,109

95.5

2020/21

360

Shetland Islands

257

96.5

2020/21

370

South Ayrshire

1,124

98.3

2020/21

380

South Lanarkshire

3,312

96.2

2020/21

390

Stirling

1,082

95.7

2020/21

395

West Dunbartonshire

910

91.0

2020/21

400

West Lothian

2,050

95.3

2020/21

999

Scotland

50,746

95.5

 

 

 


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