Rothesay Academy has topped the list of Argyll and Bute secondary schools for having the highest increase in the number of school leavers going on to further education, training or employment.
Argyll and Bute Council released figures on Monday, December 16, which showed that Rothesay Academy had seen an increase of 11.3 percent of pupils securing jobs, training of places at university or college.
The council’s annual school leaver destination report, which records 875 senior pupils leaving the authority’s ten secondary schools, shows Argyll and Bute Council is above the national average.
The council’s Policy Lead for Education and Lifelong Learning, Councillor Aileen Morton, said, “I am delighted to see such a high percentage of our young people move on from school to positive destinations. This highlights the effort the council has made recently to support our young people to take advantage of all opportunities available to them. Rothesay Academy and Campbeltown Grammar have seen incredible increases, but it is also notable that our secondary schools in Tarbert, Tiree and Tobermory have seen one hundred per cent of leavers going on to further education, training or employment.
“The education service, working with our partners, can provide advice and guidance to each school leaver on how they can make the most of their own potential through the Opportunities for All initiative. This is important not just for the young people but also for the local communities who look to them to support the growth and development of Argyll and Bute in the future.”