LATEST STATS SHOW CONTINUED PROGRESS ON PROSPECTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Latest figures released by the Scottish Government have shown that school leavers across South Lanarkshire are going on to positive destinations in greater numbers than previously.
In 2015-16, 94.1% of school leavers in positive destinations went onto positive destinations after leaving school in South Lanarkshire – an increase of 1% in the past year, and up 4.3% since 2011-12. The figures also showed that 43% of leavers went into higher education, whilst 22% went into employment in 2015-16.
The SNP has made education its number one priority in this parliament and is committed to improving education standards in our schools and giving our young people the best opportunities in life.
Commenting, SNP MSP for Clydesdale, Aileen Campbell said:
“The Scottish Government is committed to continually improving standards in our schools and ensuring that young people have opportunities to go on to work, education or training and make the best start in adult life.
“Our schools across Clydesdale are benefitting from this commitment from the Scottish Government and are making excellent progress in helping our young people have the best chances in life – and additional spending in the budget and the funding to close the attainment gap will go further still to helping more young people from South Lanarkshire find positive destinations after leaving school.
“I’m delighted to see 94.1% of school leavers in South Lanarkshire now going to positive destinations such as employment, training, university or college after leaving school. This shows the continued progress the Scottish Government is making to give young people across Clydesdale the best start in life.”