The School Leaver Destination Return (SLDR)
is a statistical return undertaken by Skills Development Scotland
(SDS) on behalf of the Scottish Government.
The return is produced annually and is based on a follow up of
young people who have left school between 1st August and 31st July
The exercise is carried out during September with the results
being published in December. The report analyses the
characteristics of all leavers from publicly funded secondary
schools and their reported destination after leaving school.
Analysis of positive destinations, such as higher/further education
and employment, and negative destinations is also included.
Although the SLDR is reported at a national level, SDS also
Planning Partnership (CPP) reports at a local authority level.
These reports give local authorities the same detailed analysis on
school leavers that is found in the SLDR, at a local level.
Insight and SLDR Consultation Report
The Insight and SLDR Consultation report contains
the findings of a recent consultation with stakeholders on how we
should proceed with production of outputs from the autumn 2014 and
spring 2015 SLDR reports. Specifically, the consultation asked for
views on whether we should change our definition on leavers to
match the definition on Insight, the online benchmarking tool for