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Young People: Unemployment

Question for Department for Education

UIN 129597, tabled on 26 February 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to his Department's report, Characteristics of young people who are long-term NEET, published on 8 February, what proportion of young people who are classified as (a) white, eligible for free school meals, and Children in Need, (b) white, eligible for free school meals, and not Children in Need, (c) any ethnicity, eligible for free school meals, and not Children in Need, were not in education, employment or training in 2013-14.

Answered on

6 March 2018

26 per cent of white pupils who were eligible for free school meals and included within the Children in Need census, were not in education, employment or training for the whole of academic year 2013/14, three years after finishing key stage 4.

9 per cent of white pupils who were eligible for free school meals and not included within the Children in Need census, were not in education, employment or training for the whole of academic year 2013/14, three years after finishing key stage 4.

7 per cent of pupils who were eligible for free school meals and not included within the Children in Need census, were not in education, employment or training for the whole of academic year 2013/14, three years after finishing key stage 4.