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Reading’s NEET figures amongst lowest in England

Reading had one of the best records in England for students in a stable form of work or education last year within 12 months of leaving school, new figures reveal.

Department for Education statistics show that just 9% of the 783 students who finished their 16 to 18 study in 2016-17 were not in education, employment or an apprenticeship within a year, compared with 13% of students across England.

Continued education was the most popular choice for school leavers in the area, with 60% of students going to university, further education college, or courses elsewhere (national 47%). Work was next most common – 18% went into employment (national 25%), and 9% were in an apprenticeship for at least half of 2017-18 (national 10%).