This is an update of SFR 13/2008 released in June 2008.

The SFR provides information on the percentages of 16, 17 and 18 year olds in England in education and training and those who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) for end 2007 (revising provisional figures released last year) and end 2008 (provisional). Key breakdowns are by age, gender, mode of study, type of learning, institution type (FE college, schools, etc), labour market status and highest qualification being studied. There are additional tables showing a time series back to 1985.

In addition there are local tables showing participation in education and training for 16 and 17 year olds for end 2006 and end 2007 by Local Authority and region. These include breakdowns by age, mode and institution type and a time series back to 1994.

The SFR draws together information from the different post-16 learning options (school, FE colleges, work-based learning, Higher Education, etc) to give a coherent and comprehensive picture of the participation of 16-18 year olds.

Contact details

Michael Greer
Telephone: 0114 274 2462
Email: Michael.Greer@education.gsi.gov.uk