Data set from Outcomes for children in need, including children looked after by local authorities in England

National - Free school meals (FSM)

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Free school meal eligibility of children in need by social care group.


Data set details

Theme
Children's social care
Publication
Outcomes for children in need, including children looked after by local authorities in England
Release type
Geographic levels
National
Indicators
  • Percentage of pupils with free school meal eligibility
  • Number of pupils
  • Number of pupils with free school meal eligibility
Filters
  • Social care group
Time period
2016/17 to 2021/22

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_namesocial_care_groupt_pupilst_FSM_eligiblept_FSM_eligible
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll pupils comparison8380570189418022.6
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandCIN at 31 March22060012761057.8
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandCINO at 31 March1393208179058.7
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandCPPO at 31 March297102242075.5
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandCIN at any point38455022624058.8

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
pt_FSM_eligiblePercentage of pupils with free school meal eligibility
social_care_groupSocial care group - Filter by social care group
t_FSM_eligibleNumber of pupils with free school meal eligibility
t_pupilsNumber of pupils

Footnotes

  1. Free school meal (FSM) eligibility is taken from both the school census and the alternative provision census. More detailed information on the FSM data published within this release is available in the accompanying methodology.

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