Young people on course in Bucks
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.