Data set from Free school meals: Autumn term

Free school meals - number of FSM eligible pupils - Spring 2016 to Spring 2020 plus Autumn 2020

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Number of pupils in state-funded nursery, primary, secondary, special schools and pupil referral units by free school meal eligibility, from Spring 2015/16 to Autumn 2020/21

Data set details

Pupils and schools
Free school meals: Autumn term
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Headcount (all pupils)
  • Number of FSM eligible pupils
  • Percentage of pupils eligible for FSM
  • School type
Time period
2015/16 Spring term to 2020/21 Autumn term

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202021Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandState-funded primary933189461810520.20718455
202021Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandState-funded secondary636682350212518.1798765
202021Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandPupil referral unit55771086451.33468336
202021Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandTotal1633698829903419.68539953
202021Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandState-funded nursery2231320486.961432851

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
fsm_eligibleNumber of FSM eligible pupils
fsm_eligible_percentPercentage of pupils eligible for FSM
headcountHeadcount (all pupils)
phaseSchool type - Filter by school type


  1. Data for Autumn 2020/21 combines State-funded special school and Non-maintained special schools under a single heading of Special school. For previous years these are presented separately.

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