To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils receiving free school meals obtained three or more A-levels at A grade in the last year for which figures are available.
In 2008, 160 (3.5 per cent.) pupils eligible for free school meals achieved three or more A grades at A-level. The percentage is of all pupils eligible for free schools meals entered for at least one GCE/Applied GCE A-level/Double Award in 2008. This figure relates to 16 to 18-year-olds (age at start of academic year,