Total number of 4th year pupils who 'legally' leave School before completing formal Education

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Louise Woodland

Dear Shetland Islands Council,

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding the total number of 4th year pupils who 'legally' leave School before completing formal Education.

For each year from academic year 2014-2015 to 2018-2019, I would like to know the total number of fourth year pupils who were due to complete National 3, 4 or 5 qualifications but who legally left school before finishing fourth year. I am only interested in those who were in the process of undertaking these qualifications and did not complete them, not those who would not have been presented for any of these even if they had completed fourth year.

To clarify, by “legally” I mean those children who were 16 years of age by the end of February in fourth year (in accordance with the Education (Scotland) Act 1980, section 33, sub-section 2a) who were entitled to leave due to having had their entry to primary school legally deferred (they started school at age five not four -in accordance with section 32, sub-section 3 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980).

I am trying to establish how many children who would have been presented for National 3,4 or 5 qualifications if they had continued S4, left before completing these.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs L Woodland

Shetland Islands Council

Thank you for your recent enquiry, we acknowledge receipt of your request for information.

This is receiving our attention, and we will provide you with a response as soon as possible.

Regards, M Robertson

Marie Robertson

Committee Assistant
Shetland Islands Council
Governance & Law
Corporate Services Department
8 North Ness Business Park
Lerwick | Shetland |01595 744553

Shetland Islands Council

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Good afternoon,

 

Please find below our response to your recent Freedom of Information
request.

 

For each year from academic year 2014-2015 to 2018-2019, I would like to
know the total number of fourth year pupils who were due to complete
National 3, 4 or 5 qualifications but who legally left school before
finishing fourth year. I am only interested in those who were in the
process of undertaking these qualifications and did not complete them, not
those who would not have been presented for any of these even if they had
completed fourth year.

 

2014/15 – Less than 5

2015/16 - 0

2016/17 - 0

2017/18 - 0

2018/19 - 0

 

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me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Denise

 

Denise Campbell

Admin/Reception

Hayfield House

Lerwick

Shetland

744000

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Shetland Islands Council

Dear Ms Woodland

 

On Monday, 8 July 2019,  I mistakenly forwarded a message onto you and my
apologies for any inconvenience this has caused you.

As this was sent in error I would be grateful if you could you please
delete this from your system.

 

Thank you

Best regards

Marie

 

Marie Robertson

 

Committee Assistant

Shetland Islands Council

Governance & Law

Corporate Services Department

8 North Ness Business Park

Lerwick | Shetland |01595 744553

 

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Dear Shetland Islands Council,

Thank you for your reply much appreciated, I have requested the unrelated F.O.I reply be removed for you.
I apologise for my later reply to rectify this I have been on annual leave. Hopefully it will be taken off soon.

kind regards,

Louise Woodland

Shetland Islands Council

Hello Ms Woodland

Thank you very much for getting back to me and for taking the time to resolve this matter.

Best regards
Marie Robertson

Committee Assistant
Shetland Islands Council
Governance & Law
Corporate Services Department
8 North Ness Business Park
Lerwick | Shetland |01595 744553

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