Work Wiltshire
Educational Participation
The statistics cover those who are participating in Education, Employment and Training, and the destinations of those leaving Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.

EES 11: Percentage of 16 and 17 Year Olds Participating

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In July 2016 91.9% of 10,690 individuals aged 16-17 (academic age) were in education, employment or training. This ranks Wiltshire joint 58 nationally and is better than its statistical neighbours (90.3%) and the national average (90.3%). This data was sourced from the national client caseload information system July 2016.

EES 19: Percentage of Care Leavers at Age 19 - 21 in Education, Employment or Training

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Wiltshire had 49% (70individuals) of its care leavers aged 19-21 in education, employment or training. This is significantly better than Wiltshire's statistical neighbours (45%) and national average (48%). For this measure Wiltshire is ranked 70 nationally out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from the LAIT September 2016, most recent data published February 2016.

EES 68: Percentage of 16 - 18 Year Olds Not in Employment Education Training (NEET)

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Wiltshire was marginally higher than the previous month for 16-18 year olds who were not in education, employment or training (NEET), which represents 720 individuals. This matches the national level (4.6%), and it is slightly higher than the previous year (4.4%). Wiltshire has a slightly higher amount of NEETs than its statistical neighbours (3.8%).  Wiltshire is ranked joint 82 nationally for this performance indicator. This data was sourced from the national client caseload information system July 2016.

EES 69: Percentage of 16 – 18 Year Old NEETs Unknown & Expired

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There was a slight increase since the previous month for those individuals aged 16-18 who are unknown or expired to the Local Authority (representing 1,120 individuals), but this level matches the national and statistical neighbours averages. This is an improvement on the previous year, when Wiltshire had an unknown & expired rate of 8.1%. Wiltshire is currently ranked 93 nationally. This data was sourced from the national client caseload information system July 2016.

EES 70: Percentage of Offers of Education or Training Made to 16 & 17 Year Olds

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Wiltshire show an improvement on the previous year of almost 10% and slightly better than its statistical neighbours (93.28%). The England average for 2015 is 94.6%. As a county, Wiltshire is ranked 110 nationally. This data was sourced from the LAIT September 2016 showing January 2016's data.

EES 71: Percentage of Key Stage 4 in Sustained Education, Employment Training Destination

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93% of Key Stage 4 finishers, representing 4,820 individuals, sustained education, employment or training. This was a higher amount than Wiltshire's statistical neighbours (92%) and the national average (92%). As a county, Wiltshire is ranked joint 28 nationally. This data was sourced from destinations data published by DFE in January 2016, for  mainstream schools 2012/13 cohort in 2013/14.

EES 72: Percentage of Key Stage 4 Free School Meal Pupils Entering Education, Employment Training Destination

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260 of 300 individuals who were Free School Meals students finishing Key Stage 4 continued on into education, employment or training. This was a significantly higher amount than Wiltshire's statistical neighbours (83.2%) and also higher than the national average (85%). Wiltshire is ranked joint 39 out 152 counties nationally for this measure. This data was sourced from destinations data published by DFE in January 2016, for  mainstream schools 2012/13 cohort in 2013/14.

EES 73: Percentage of Key Stage 4 SEN Pupils Entering Education, Employment Training Destination

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600 individuals, representing 85% of the SEN cohort, progressed onto education, employment or training (EET) after finishing Key Stage 4. This data represents those who are defined as SEN School Action or School Action Plus. Wiltshire is marginally ahead of its statistical neighbours (84.8%) and matches the national average (85%). For statemented children Wiltshire (90%) matches the National average (90%), but is marginally lower than its statistical neighbours (90.2%). For SEN School Action or School Action Plus students sustaining EET, Wiltshire is ranked joint 76 nationally, and for Statemented is ranked joint 69. This data was sourced from destinations data published by DFE in January 2016, for  mainstream schools 2012/13 cohort in 2013/14.

EES 74: Percentage of Key Stage 4 Disadvantaged Pupils Entering Education, Employment and Training

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87% of students classed as disadvantaged (750 individuals) finishing Key Stage 4 remained in education, employment or training. This was significantly higher than the previous year, as well as being higher than Wiltshire's statistical neighbours (83.8%) and the national average (85%). Wiltshire is ranked 47 nationally. This data was sourced from destinations data published by DFE in January 2016, for  mainstream schools 2012/13 cohort in 2013/14.

EES 12: Percentage of Key Stage 5 Entering Education, Employment Training Destination

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In 2013/14 1,870 Key Stage 5 leavers entered education, employment or training. This was a huge increase on the previous year and closed the gap significantly between Wiltshire and its statistical neighbours (70%). However, Wiltshire is still down compared to the national average (73%). In 2010, Wiltshire took the decision to focus on 16-17 year olds, as such it must be remembered that this is lagged data and since then there have been changes in focus and the RPA has been introduced therefore cohorts in this year would be expected to improve. For 21% of individuals their activity was not captured (600 individuals). Wiltshire is ranked joint 140 nationally, out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from destinations data published by DFE in January 2016 for mainstream schools 2012/13 cohort in 2013/14.

EES 75: Percentage of Key Stage 5 Free School Meal Pupils Entering Education, Employment Training Destination

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In 2013/14 40 individuals, representing 47% of Key Stage 5 leavers who had been eligible for Free School Meals, progressed into education, employment or training. Wiltshire has the lowest proportion of FSM student progression compared to all of its statistical neighbours. As such the county is significantly below their statistical neighbours (66.9%) and the national average (71%). In 2010, Wiltshire took the decision to focus on 16-17 year olds, as such it must be remembered that this is lagged data and since then there have been changes in focus and the RPA has been introduced therefore cohorts in this year would be expected to improve. Wiltshire is ranked as one of the lowest performing counties in the country for this measure, at the 149 out of 152. This data was sourced from destinations data published by DFE in January 2016 for mainstream schools 2012/13 cohort in 2013/14.

EES 76: Percentage of Key Stage 5 SEN Pupils Entering Education, Employment Training Destination

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Wiltshire had 50 individuals, representing 66% of the SEN cohort, continued into education, employment and skills. This was a good increase on the previous year for  and narrowed the gap to the statistical neighbours, however Wiltshire is still 6 percentage points below its statistical neighbours average (72.4%), and significantly below the national average (76%). In 2010, Wiltshire took the decision to focus on 16-17 year olds, as such it must be remembered that this is lagged data and since then there have been changes in focus and the RPA has been introduced therefore cohorts in this year would be expected to improve. Wiltshire is ranked joint 118 out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from destinations data published by DFE in January 2016 for mainstream schools 2012/13 cohort in 2013/14.

EES 77: Percentage of Key Stage 5 LLDD Pupils Entering Education, Employment Training Destination

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70 Key Stage 5 finishers who have LLDD, representing 53% of the cohort, progressed into education, employment or training.  This was a good increase on the previous year, however Wiltshire is still 11 points below its statistical neighbours average (64%), and significantly below the national average (66%). In 2010, Wiltshire took the decision to focus on 16-17 year olds, as such it must be remembered that this is lagged data and since then there have been changes in focus and the RPA has been introduced therefore cohorts in this year would be expected to improve. Wiltshire is ranked 125 nationally. This data was sourced from destinations data published by DFE in January 2016 for mainstream schools 2012/13 cohort in 2013/14.