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Young People: Education

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the percentage of 17 year-olds who will be in education in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11. (247192)

The Learning and Skills Council have published, in their Annual Statement of priorities for 2009-10, projected participation figures for the proportion of 17-year-olds who are expected to be in education and work-based learning for the academic years 2007/08, 2008/09 and 2009/10. These are:

Proportion participating in education or work-based learning at age 17 (percentage)







The Department’s Grant letter to the LSC for 2009-10 also stated the ambition to increase the proportion of 17-year-olds in education or training so that 86 per cent. are participating in 2010/11.

A copy of the LSC’s Annual Statement of Priorities, which includes the Grant Letter, can be accessed at: