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Harrow has lowest number of 'NEETs' in the country
The number of youngsters registered as in education, employment or training in the borough has reached a national high.
Nearly 96 per cent of 16 and 17-year-olds in Harrow are completing one of the three activities, figures up to June published by the Department for Education show.
The figure is far higher than the national average of 81.4 per cent and London average of 87.3 per cent, with Harrow Council claiming its work to target children slipping out of education or training has contributed to the success.
Director for children and families, Catherine Doran, said: “These figures are simply outstanding and serve as a clear indicator that we are providing our children and young people with the best possible start in life.
“They are entering adulthood equipped with the skills and knowledge desired by employers, colleges, and universities.”