By disability and type of school

Initial destination of school leavers in Glasgow, 2014/15Destination by school and disability

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In 2014/15, 48% of Glasgow pupils leaving special schools and 61% of pupils leaving special schools with a disability commenced further education. No pupils from special schools went on to higher education. Of the pupils leaving mainstream schools with a disability, 15% went on to higher education, while 34% of pupils leaving mainstream schools without a disability went on to higher edcuaion. Of all pupils leaving special schools, 12% became unemployed and not seeking a job, while this applied to only 1.2% of leavers from mainstream schools. 


The reason pupils can be enrolled in special schools without being registered as disabled is that the diagnostic process can be complicated and lengthy, and parents may chose to enrol their child in a special school before a diagnosis is finalised.  

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