More Angus school leavers than ever have positive destinations

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Latest figures released by the Scottish Government have shown that school leavers across Angus are going on to positive destinations in greater numbers than previously.

In 2015-16, 95.1 per cent went onto positive destinations after leaving school in Angus – an increase from 94.2 per cent over the past year, and up 2.4 per cent since 2013-14. The figures also showed that 73 per cent of school leavers went into further and higher education, whilst 19 per cent went straight into employment in 2015-16.

The SNP Government 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, Graeme Dey SNP MSP for Angus South said: “We continue to make progress in giving young people across Angus the best start in life. 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.

“Our schools across Angus are benefitting from this commitment from the Scottish Government and are making excellent progress in helping our young people. Additional spending and funding directed to close the attainment gap will go further still to helping more young people from Angus.

“I’m delighted to see such high numbers of school leavers in Angus now going to positive destinations such as employment, training, college or university after leaving school. This shows the continued progress the Scottish Government is making to give young people across Angus and the rest of Scotland.”