Positive news for Rothesay Academy school leavers

More than 96 per cent of Rothesay Academy school leavers entered a 'positive destination' after school in 2014-15.
More than 96 per cent of Rothesay Academy school leavers entered a 'positive destination' after school in 2014-15.

More Rothesay Academy pupils enter a ‘positive destination’ after leaving school than both the Argyll and Bute and Scottish average, according to new figures.

A report to be presented to councillors from the Bute and Cowal area on Tuesday states that in 2014-15, 96.1 per cent of the Academy’s school leavers went on to further or higher education, employment, training or voluntary work.

The Argyll and Bute rate is 93.1 per cent and the Scottish average is 92.9 per cent.

The Academy’s ‘positive destination’ rate for 2014-15 is also the highest achieved by the school in the last four years: the figures were 82.5 per cent in 2011-12, 93.8 per cent in 2012-13 and 90.1 per cent in 2013-14.

In total, 27.3 per cent of Academy school leavers went on to higher education in 2014-15, with 35.1 per cent going on to further education and 27.3 per cent finding employment.

A total of 3.9 per cent entered training and 1.3 per cent found voluntary work, with a further 1.3 per cent entering ‘activity agreements’.