Scottish Cities

School leavers destinations, Scottish Cities

Positive Destinations - Scottish Cities (2018)Click graph to expand

There has been an upward trend from 2009/10 to 2014/15 in terms of schools leavers entering positive destinations, with a slight decrease in 2015/16.  From 2012/13, Edinburgh had the highest proportion of school leavers entering positive destinations, while Glasgow consistently had the lowest.  86.5% of Glasgow school leavers entered a positive destination in 2015/16, below the Scottish average of 91.4%.


A 'positive' destination is one of the following: higher education, further education, employment, training, voluntary work or an activity agreement.

The original data set can be accessed here.

The data shown in relation to school leaver destinations has been taken from Skills Development Scotland data. The data has been split into the three Strategic Planning Areas of Glasgow based on the location of the schools that were attended rather than the addresses of pupils. This includes all pupils who attended Glasgow City Council schools and left school in the years shown. This includes pupils who have an address outside of the Glasgow City boundary but attended Glasgow secondary schools. 

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