Data on Participation and NEET


Schools, colleges and education settings can find information and resources, including links to DfE guidance to support provision during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The latest 2020/21 participation data for East Sussex:  May 2021 Participation Dashboard

Increasing the number of young people participating in education, training or employment with training is a key priority for East Sussex County Council and its partners.

Significant progress has been made by focusing on three key areas:

  • improving how data is used and analysed
  • providing a broader range of learning opportunities
  • supporting transition and removing barriers

Annual Participation Targets for 2019/20 are taken from March data  and were achieved in March 2020

Participation Dashboards

These reports give information about participation and NEET status and some characteristics of the cohorts in East Sussex.  Note: Dashboards are not completed for the months of July-September, due to the rollover in year groups.

Monthly Participation Dashboard (from 2013 to date)

Department for Education (DfE) participation reports

The DfE also produces reports detailing participation in education or training beyond the age of 16.

Monthly Management Information summary

Local Authorities are required to submit monthly data returns to DfE via the National Client Caseload Information System (NCCIS).

The DfE then provides Local Authorities with reports on the participation of  16-17 year olds, including NEET, In Learning and Not Knowns:

Download the academic aged 16-17 year old NCCIS summary report (NCCIS)

Data sharing and learner destination measures

You can find out more about our duty to track the destinations of young people, how we share data and the DfE's Learner Destination Measures by visiting our page on data sharing and the learner destination measures. You can also download the Annual Activity Survey which provides details, by school, of the destinations of all Year 11 leavers.