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Children on free school meals are being failed in Northumberland

15 Oct 2013

Teams of Ofsted inspectors have today begun over a week of co-ordinated inspections in Northumberland to find out why the attainment for children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) is well below other children in the county, in the North East region and nationally.

Northumberland is an affluent authority where the proportion of children eligible for FSM is relatively low compared to the North East region and nationally.

However, in 2012, only 61 per cent of children on FSM achieved Level 4 in English and maths at Key Stage 2, compared to 82 per cent of their non-FSM peers in the authority. Nationally and within the North East region, 66 per cent of children on FSM achieve this grade.  

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  • Children on free school meals are being failed in Northumberland

    15 Oct 2013

    Teams of Ofsted inspectors have today begun over a week of co-ordinated inspections in Northumberland to find out why the attainment for children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) is well below other children in the county, in the North East region and nationally.

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