Data set from Widening participation in higher education

Free School Meals - Gap

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Data set details

Higher education
Widening participation in higher education
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • HE Progression Rate (FSM)
  • HE Progression Rate (Non-FSM)
  • High Tariff HE Progression Rate (FSM)
Time period
2005/06 to 2018/19

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
200506Academic yearNationalE92000001England14.233.5::19.2:
200607Academic yearNationalE92000001England15.134::18.9:
200708Academic yearNationalE92000001England15.933.9::18:
200809Academic yearNationalE92000001England17.434.
200910Academic yearNationalE92000001England18.636.229.417.67.4

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 6 variables
Variable nameVariable description
High_Tariff_progression_rate_FSMHigh Tariff HE Progression Rate (FSM)
High_Tariff_progression_rate_gapHigh Tariff Progression Rate Gap
High_Tariff_progression_rate_NonFSMHigh Tariff HE Progression Rate (Non-FSM)
progression_rate_FSMHE Progression Rate (FSM)
progression_rate_gapProgression Rate Gap


  1. The progression rate gap is the difference (in percentage points) between the HE progression rates of pupils who were eligible for Free School Meals and those who weren't eligible

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