Data set from Schools, pupils and their characteristics

Pupil characteristics - Free school meals

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Number of pupils in state-funded nursery, primary, secondary and special schools, non-maintained special schools and pupil referral units by free school meal eligibility including the number of pupils newly eligible for free school meals since March 23rd 2020 (first national lockdown)


Data set details

Theme
Pupils and schools
Publication
Schools, pupils and their characteristics
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
Indicators
  • FSM - Percentage of pupils
  • Headcount
Filters
  • Free School Meals
  • School type
Time period
2015/16 to 2020/21

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameregion_nameregion_codeold_la_codela_namenew_la_codePhase-type_groupingFSMheadcountpercent_of_pupils
202021Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandSouth EastE12000008870ReadingE06000038State-funded primaryinfants taken a free school meal on census day454432.60619977
202021Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandSouth EastE12000008870ReadingE06000038State-funded primaryknown to be eligible for free school meals290420.83811711
202021Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandSouth EastE12000008870ReadingE06000038State-funded primaryknown to be eligible for free school meals (used for FSM in Performance Tables)279621.1737978
202021Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandSouth EastE12000008870ReadingE06000038State-funded primarynumber of pupils (used for FSM in Performance Tables)13205100
202021Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandSouth EastE12000008870ReadingE06000038State-funded primaryTotal13936100

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
FSMFree School Meals - Filter by free school meal status
headcountHeadcount
percent_of_pupilsFSM - Percentage of pupils
Phase-type_groupingSchool type - Filter by school type

Footnotes

  1. Totals include state-funded nursery, primary, secondary and special schools, non-maintained special schools and pupil referral units. Does not include independent schools

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