Young peo­ple on course in Bucks

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

PUPILS in Buck­ing­hamshire are among the most likely to stay in ed­u­ca­tion, em­ploy­ment or train­ing.

Fig­ures re­leased to­day show just 94.1 per cent of pupils fin­ish­ing Key Stage 4, usu­ally at the end of year 11 af­ter GCSEs, went into ed­u­ca­tion, em­ploy­ment or train­ing be­tween Oc­to­ber 2012 and March 2013, one of the high­est pro­por­tions in Eng­land.

Data pub­lished by the Depart­ment for Ed­u­ca­tion shows be­tween Oc­to­ber 2012 to March 2013, 90.5 per cent of pupils con­tin­ued down one of th­ese three routes af­ter key stage 4 (nor­mally 16 years old), ris­ing from 89 per cent the pre­vi­ous year – a to­tal of 6,500 more pupils across Eng­land.

The lat­est fig­ures come at a time when the pro­por­tion of young peo­ple not in ed­u­ca­tion, em­ploy­ment or train­ing (NEET) is at its low­est since con­sis­tent records be­gan in 1994.

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