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North East tops national average of 16 and 17 year-olds in education and training

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SCHOOLS North East have recently published a story based on young people in education and training in the region, read on to find a break down of Local Authority figures and how the region rates in comparison to the rest of the UK.

New data released today by the Department for Education reveals a notable rate of improvement in the number of 16 – 17 year olds that are in education and training in the North East.

Our region exceeds the national average (89.5%) and goes against the overall trend of a decrease in rates.

As of June 2015, in the North East 90.9% of young people were known to be in education and training, an increase of 1.5% since June 2014.

The region ranks second, after London, in proportions of young people in education and training (London 93.1%), closely followed by Yorkshire & the Humber with 90.7%.

The North East has seen one of the highest rates of improvement since 2014, the 1.5 percentage points just slightly lower than the 1.7% change in the West Midlands, the region that has improved most in the last year.

Local Authority areas:
County Durham – 90.7%
Darlington – 90.2%
Gateshead – 92.2% (highest regional increase since 2014 – 3.7%)
Hartlepool – 90.1%
Middlesbrough – 86.9%
Newcastle – 91.1%
North Tyneside – 91.8%
Northumberland – 92.3%
Redcar & Cleveland – 91.1%
South Tyneside – 89.6%
Stockton on Tees – 90.5%
Sunderland – 91.2%


For more information about this new story, please click here.

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