Primary Education: Standards

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller Shadow Minister (Children, Young People and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2008, Official Report, column 640W, on primary education: standards, how many and what proportion of children who received free school meals achieved the national standard in each Key Stage 1 examination in each year since 1995.

Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children, Young People and Families)

holding answer 10 July 2008

The following tables show how many and what proportion of children who receive free school meals achieved the national standard in the reading, writing, mathematics and science Key Stage 1 examinations in each year since 2002. These figures can only be provided from 2002 as this was the first year pupil level characteristics information was collected.

Achievements at Key Stage 1 in reading, by free school meal eligibility and gender, years: 2002-07( 1) —coverage: England
Number of pupils Level 2 and above
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2006-07( 2)
Boys
FSM 54,507 52,395 55,486 51,714 48,989 48,364 63 63 64 64 63 63 0.0
Non-FSM 241,474 239,104 240,697 235,426 236,738 229,350 84 84 85 85 84 83 -1.0
Unclassified 1,349 1,127 1,348 1,260 1,360 1,253 50 45 49 45 44 42 -2.0
All pupils 297,330 292,626 297,531 288,400 287,087 278,967 80 80 81 81 80 80 0.0
Girls
FSM 51,645 50,398 53,240 49,558 47,025 45,857 74 75 76 76 76 75 -1.0
Non-FSM 229,715 226,544 229,181 223,051 224,461 218,827 91 91 92 92 91 91 0.0
Unclassified 1,292 1,131 1,192 1,196 1,205 1,213 56 56 55 54 51 49 -2.0
All pupils 282,652 278,073 283,613 273,805 272,691 265,897 88 88 89 89 89 88 -1.0
Total
FSM 106,152 102,793 108,726 101,272 96,014 94,221 69 69 70 70 69 69 0.0
Non-FSM 471,189 465,648 469,878 458,477 461,199 448,177 88 88 88 89 88 87 -1.0
Unclassified 2,641 2,258 2,540 2,456 2,565 2,466 53 51 52 49 47 45 -2.0
All pupils 579,982 570,699 581,144 562,205 559,778 544,864 84 84 85 85 84 84 0.0
Non-FSM/FSM gap
Boys 21.0 21.0 20.6 21.0 21.0 20.0 -1.0
Girls 17.0 16.0 15.8 16.0 15.0 16.0 1.0
Total 19.0 19.0 18.3 19.0 19.0 18.0 -1.0
(1) Figures from 2002 are final, figures from 2003 and 2007 are provisional and figures from 2004, 2005 and 2006 are revised.

(2) Difference.

Achievements at Key Stage 1 in writing, by free school meal eligibility and gender, years: 2002-07( 1) —coverage: England
Number of pupils Level 2 and above
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2006-07( 2)
Boys
FSM 54,507 52,395 55,488 51,721 48,989 48,363 65 57 58 59 57 56 -1.0
Non-FSM 241,474 239,109 240,697 235,428 236,738 229,353 86 80 80 81 80 79 -1.0
Unclassified 1,349 1,127 1,348 1,261 1,360 1,253 50 39 43 41 38 36 -2.0
All pupils 297,330 292,631 297,533 288,410 287,087 278,969 82 76 76 77 76 75 -1.0
Girls
FSM 51,646 50,399 53,240 49,560 47,025 45,858 78 72 74 74 73 71 -2.0
Non-FSM 229,717 226,548 229,182 223,043 224,461 218,829 93 90 91 91 90 89 -1.0
Unclassified 1,292 1,131 1,192 1,196 1,205 1,213 57 54 53 50 47 47 0.0
All pupils 282,655 278,078 283,614 273,799 272,691 265,900 90 86 87 88 87 86 -1.0
Total
FSM 106,153 102,794 108,728 101,281 96,014 94,221 72 64 66 66 65 63 -2.0
Non-FSM 471,191 465,657 469,879 458,471 461,199 448,182 89 85 85 86 85 84 -1.0
Unclassified 2,641 2,258 2,540 2,457 2,565 2,466 53 46 48 45 42 42 0.0
All pupils 579,985 570,709 581,147 562,209 559,778 544,869 86 81 82 82 81 80 -1.0
Non-FSM/FSM gap
Boys 21.0 23.0 22.5 22.0 23.0 23.0 0.0
Girls 15.0 18.0 16.9 17.0 17.0 18.0 1.0
Total 17.0 21.0 19.7 20.0 20.0 21.0 1.0
(1) Figures from 2002 are final, figures from 2003 and 2007 are provisional and figures from 2004, 2005 and 2006 are revised.

(2) Difference.

Achievements at Key Stage 1 in mathematics , by free school meal eligibility and gender, years: 2002-07( 1) —coverage: England
Number of pupils Level 2 and above
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2006-07( 2)
Boys
FSM 54,507 52,395 55,488 51,726 48,989 48,364 79 79 78 79 78 78 0.0
Non-FSM 241,474 239,108 240,697 235,442 236,738 229,349 92 92 91 92 91 91 0.0
Unclassified 1,349 1,127 1,348 1,261 1,360 1,254 63 59 61 60 58 57 -1.0
All pupils 297,330 292,630 297,533 288,429 287,087 278,967 89 89 89 90 89 88 -1.0
Girls
FSM 51,645 50,399 53,240 49,571 47,025 45,857 82 82 82 83 82 82 0.0
Non-FSM 229,717 226,548 229,182 223,061 224,461 218,828 94 94 94 94 94 93 -1.0
Unclassified 1,292 1,131 1,192 1,196 1,205 1,213 64 64 64 63 61 61 0.0
All pupils 282,654 278,078 283,614 273,828 272,691 265,898 91 91 91 92 92 91 -1.0
Total
FSM 106,152 102,794 108,728 101,297 96,014 94,221 81 80 80 81 80 80 0.0
Non-FSM 471,191 465,656 469,879 458,503 461,199 448,177 93 93 93 93 92 92 0.0
Unclassified 2,641 2,258 2,540 2,457 2,565 2,467 63 62 63 62 60 59 -1.0
All pupils 579,984 570,708 581,147 562,257 559,778 544,865 90 90 90 91 90 90 0.0
Non-FSM/FSM gap
Boys 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 0.0
Girls 12.0 12.0 12.0 11.0 12.0 11.0 -1.0
Total 12.0 13.0 13.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 0.0
(1) Figures from 2002 are final, figures from 2003 and 2007 are provisional and figures from 2004, 2005 and 2006 are revised.

(2) Difference.

Achievements at Key Stage 1 in science, by free school meal eligibility and gender, years: 2002-07( 1) —coverage: England
Number of pupils Level 2 and above
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2006-07( 2)
Boys
FSM n/a n/a n/a 51,724 48,989 48,361 n/a n/a n/a 76 75 75 0.0
Non-FSM n/a n/a n/a 235,439 236,738 229,343 n/a n/a n/a 91 90 90 0.0
Unclassified n/a n/a n/a 1,258 1,360 1,254 n/a n/a n/a 51 49 49 0.0
All pupils n/a n/a n/a 288,421 287,087 278,958 n/a n/a n/a 88 88 87 -1.0
Girls
FSM n/a n/a n/a 49,578 47,025 45,857 n/a n/a n/a 81 80 79 -1.0
Non-FSM n/a n/a n/a 223,069 224,461 218,820 n/a n/a n/a 94 93 93 0.0
Unclassified n/a n/a n/a 1,194 1,205 1,213 n/a n/a n/a 55 51 53 2.0
All pupils n/a n/a n/a 273,841 272,691 265,890 n/a n/a n/a 91 91 90 -1.0
Total
FSM n/a n/a n/a 101,302 96,014 94,218 n/a n/a n/a 78 78 77 -1.0
Non-FSM n/a n/a n/a 458,508 461,199 448,163 n/a n/a n/a 92 92 91 -1.0
Unclassified n/a n/a n/a 2,452 2,565 2,467 n/a n/a n/a 53 50 51 1.0
All pupils n/a n/a n/a 562,262 559,778 544,848 n/a n/a n/a 90 89 89 ¦0.0
Non-FSM/FSM gap
Boys n/a n/a n/a 15.0 15.0 15.0 0.0
Girls n/a n/a n/a 13.0 13.0 14.0 1.0
Total n/a n/a n/a 14.0 14.0 14.0 0.0
n/a = Not available.

(1) Figures from 2002 are final, figures from 2003 and 2007 are provisional and figures from 2004, 2005 and 2006 are revised.

(2) Difference.

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