Pupil level data relating to free school meal eligibility were not collected as far back as 1997. The information requested is presented for 2003 (the earliest available year) and 2009 in the following table and is for maintained schools only.
|Number of pupils not achieving A*-C at GCSE in both English and mathematics||Proportion of pupils not achieving A*-C at GCSE in both English and mathematics (percentage)|
|Eligible for FSM||67,195||82.8|
|Not eligible for FSM||266,217||53.9|
|Eligible for FSM||54,190||72.9|
|Not eligible for FSM||227,963||45.2|
| Note: |
Figures for 2003 are based on pupils aged 15 and for 2009 are based on pupils at the end of key stage 4.