There was a sharp increase in the number of young people who were aged 16 to 24 years and not in education, employment or training (NEET) in October to December 2022, following decreases one year into the pandemic, with the total currently estimated to be 788,000, up from 724,000 in July to September 2022.
The percentage of all young people who were NEET in October to December 2022 was estimated at 11.5%, up 0.9 percentage points on the quarter (July to September 2022), and up 0.5 percentage points compared with pre-coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic levels (October to December 2019).
The increase in the number of young people who were NEET was equally driven by men and women, who both saw an increase of 32,000 on the quarter (from July to September 2022).
We find that going to a lower-quality school, as rated by Ofsted, is one of the many factors linked with a higher likelihood of someone being imprisoned. The impact of school quality is comparably low. We also look at the issues of poverty and growing up in care and include the thoughts of people working with at-risk students.
The rising cost of living has brought new challenges to higher education, with student budgets being squeezed. Interviews with students in England during the 2022 to 2023 academic year have helped shed light on the difficulties they are facing.
Young people aged 11 to 16 years with special educational needs and disabilities, parents, carers, and school staff share their experiences with education and educational systems across England, including what they feel is going well and suggestions for improvements.
Young person friendly report about what education is like for young people with special educational needs and disabilities in a range of secondary settings across England, including what is going well and suggestions for improvements.
Examining earnings outcomes relative to the Living Wage for those aged 25 years who received free school meals. This article explores demographic and geographic factors, the next release will explore educational factors.
Examining educational attainment and provision, social care provision and demographics of young people educated in England who subsequently received a custodial sentence, and comparing with their peers who did not.