Groups of premature school leavers have been monitored in the course of time to determine which proportion returned to school to obtain their basic qualification after a period of non-attendance. Below is an instance of the composition of a group of premature school leavers.
The group of premature school leavers from 2004/’05 is comprised of pupils under the age of 23 who left school in 2004/’05 without a basic qualification and did not attend any form of education on 1 October of the following school year ((2005/’06). This group was monitored to find out whether they attended education on 1 October of the school years 2006/’07–2009/’10 or had otherwise obtained a basic qualification. The situation on 1 October 2006/’07 is presented in the figures shown in this article and in the StatLine tables referred to as 2 years later, the situation on 1 October 2007/’08 is referred to as 3 years later, etc. Early school leavers who reached the age of 23 or older during this period are included.