Young people in care who are above statutory school age (ie. above Year 11) remain part of Surrey's Virtual School as a Post-16 student. This is in line with government requirements that all young people in England must continue in education or employment with training until the age of 18, and/or the end of Year 13.
Post-16 students will require a PEP meeting still on a termly basis through Year 12 and Year 13. The PEP is required for all young people either in education, employment or training, as well as for those who are NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training).
Young people in care in Surrey who are not participating in education or training (NEET) are referred to other services such as the Youth Support Service (YSS) to support them back into education, training or work. A Youth Support Officer will also be able to attend the PEP meeting for those living in Surrey to ensure progress is being made.