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How to use destinations data

Use destinations data and destination measures to provide careers guidance and improve outcomes for young people in schools.


Destinations data good practice guide for schools

Ref: DFE-00302-2018PDF, 378KB, 18 pages


The guidance explains how to use destinations data, which is internal to the school, and destination measures, which are external as they are published on performance tables.

It refers to the destinations of students after completing:

  • key stage 4
  • 16 to 18 study (which has a separate accountability measure)

The guidance is for school leaders, school staff and governing bodies in all maintained schools, academies and free schools.

Published 15 October 2018

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