Destinations of school leavers

Destinations of KS5 school leavers in London, after two terms (2019/20)

34% of young people completing KS5 (post-GCSE qualifications) in London in 2019/20 were classed as disadvantaged, compared to 24% in the rest of England. In London, the most common destination was higher education, with similar numbers of disadvantaged (43%) and non-disadvantaged (47%) students going to university. This is very different from the rest of England, where a lower proportion of people attend higher education overall, and the gap between disadvantaged (26%) and non-disadvantaged (38%) students is much greater. In London, young people are less likely to enter work (17%, compared to 25% in the rest of England) or begin an apprenticeship (4%, compared to 8% in the rest of England).

Pupils are classified as disadvantaged in Year 11 if they are either eligible for free school meals in the last 6 years or were looked after by a local authority or adopted from care.

Destinations of disadvantaged KS5 school leavers in London, after two terms (2019/20)

Destinations of non-disadvantaged KS5 school leavers in London, after two terms (2019/20)

Destinations of KS5 school leavers in the rest of England, after two terms (2019/20)