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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Number of pupils taking free school meals on census day by local authority, region and year
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Click here to sort2003/04Nursery school data is incomplete for 2003/04 and 2004/05.Click here to sort2004/05Nursery school data is incomplete for 2003/04 and 2004/05.Click here to sort2005/06Rockfield (6801002) & Fairoak (6801005) Nursery Schools submitted a combined return for 2005/06.Click here to sort2006/07Click here to sort2007/08Click here to sort2008/09Click here to sort2009/10Click here to sort2010/11Click here to sort2011/12Click here to sort2012/13Click here to sort2013/14Click here to sort2014/15Click here to sort2015/16Click here to sort2016/17Click here to sort2017/18Click here to sort2018/19Click here to sort2019/20Whilst most of the usual data validation processes on the 2020 school census data have taken place, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the data did not undergo the usual final validation process. As part of the Welsh Local Government Finance Settlement, the data is usually returned to local authorities for final validation. Typically, overall numbers of pupils and teachers will not change significantly during this period, with the most likely change being in the characteristics of the pupils themselves e.g. free school meal entitlement. Users should therefore be more cautious when comparing data on characteristics of pupils and staff over time, in particular where small cohorts are involved.Click here to sort2020/21School closures between December 2020 and March 2021 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic meant that the census date was delayed to 20 April 2021.
[Collapse]North WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.11,62611,00810,43210,3319,83110,48611,12911,72511,97911,95412,07011,73011,41111,16210,98011,64813,31313,594
North WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.Isle of AngleseyNorth Wales1,4831,4191,2371,0941,0261,0431,1051,1371,1801,3071,2091,1471,1141,0981,0029961,1401,179
GwyneddNorth Wales1,9621,8541,9281,8001,7161,7241,7651,8321,8881,7111,6171,6681,6521,5361,5051,4251,6591,877
ConwyNorth Wales2,1212,0321,8081,8241,6711,9462,0122,0752,0552,0852,1071,9851,8161,8481,7431,8102,1462,498
DenbighshireNorth Wales1,6881,4801,5111,6311,7191,8521,9362,0632,0272,0512,2132,0722,0011,9571,9142,0542,3002,321
FlintshireNorth Wales2,2732,1001,9091,9581,7801,7861,9882,1082,2082,2702,4022,4582,4932,2992,4362,6983,0482,936
WrexhamNorth Wales2,0992,1232,0392,0241,9192,1352,3232,5102,6212,5302,5222,4002,3352,4242,3802,6653,0202,783
[Collapse]South West and Mid WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.18,53617,62716,19415,84014,88615,44015,91716,14416,23015,82816,10515,95215,85415,85515,00315,96517,54117,966
South West and Mid WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.PowysSouth West and Mid Wales1,5581,5041,4391,5091,3631,3971,4721,5101,5841,5211,5621,4721,4341,4591,3361,3821,6071,781
CeredigionSouth West and Mid Wales1,0491,0039298607779249228718928538198728117918108271,0181,111
PembrokeshireSouth West and Mid Wales2,3902,1692,1491,9211,7451,6731,9822,0162,1922,1732,1131,9421,8831,9901,7351,8712,0342,298
CarmarthenshireSouth West and Mid Wales3,8993,4973,2373,3203,2093,3373,2253,5313,4773,4453,5543,6423,6683,5803,2843,3813,7353,781
SwanseaSouth West and Mid Wales5,9645,8505,1215,0584,9074,8685,0245,0165,0004,8774,8554,8074,7744,8324,7405,1555,6545,411
Neath Port TalbotSouth West and Mid Wales3,6763,6043,3193,1722,8853,2413,2923,2003,0852,9593,2023,2173,2843,2033,0983,3493,4933,584
[Collapse]Central South WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.23,95622,47521,32421,41320,08621,18521,24822,27822,23522,38422,86821,96421,36920,89520,11220,35322,67121,318
Central South WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.BridgendCentral South Wales3,3213,3262,9583,0353,0083,1183,4603,3953,4533,5033,4113,3323,0912,9682,9883,1913,4213,391
Vale of GlamorganCentral South Wales2,0862,0602,0042,0991,9752,0592,2192,2602,3032,3692,4382,2062,0682,0441,9791,8692,2692,467
Rhondda Cynon TafCentral South Wales8,0207,3146,8906,7465,9436,4216,3116,7767,0866,7946,9126,7346,2536,1246,0125,7406,6336,192
Merthyr TydfilCentral South Wales2,0541,8081,7821,8881,7061,8211,6611,5791,5941,3541,6151,4851,4131,3021,2751,2451,4311,328
CardiffCentral South Wales8,4757,9677,6907,6457,4547,7667,5978,2687,7998,3648,4928,2078,5448,4577,8588,3088,9177,940
[Collapse]South East WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.14,47313,32612,21012,00211,12711,88911,63812,48012,94912,41712,67312,36911,59610,88410,78611,43112,48711,582
South East WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.CaerphillySouth East Wales4,6614,3034,1464,2103,8424,0943,6714,2214,5194,1294,1564,1754,0333,6933,7173,5183,8703,619
Blaenau GwentSouth East Wales2,1482,0261,8801,7391,5671,6881,9451,8421,9051,6601,9341,8111,6231,4391,4261,4681,5691,372
TorfaenSouth East Wales2,5982,4132,1071,9971,9921,9911,9682,1082,1531,9732,0641,9021,8341,6701,8552,1902,3862,103
MonmouthshireSouth East Wales9829158758607687768529049809469879759829088418831,0321,015
NewportSouth East Wales4,0843,6693,2023,1962,9583,3403,2023,4053,3923,7093,5323,5063,1243,1742,9473,3723,6303,473
[Collapse]WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.68,59164,43660,16059,58655,93059,00059,93262,62763,39362,58363,71662,01560,23058,79656,88159,39766,01264,460

Metadata

Title

Number of pupils taking free school meals on census day by local authority, region and year

Last update

09/09/2021 09/09/2021

Next update

July 2022 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC), Welsh Government

Contact email

school.stats@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

See other items

Data collection and calculation

Schools’ data are derived from the Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC) returns and STATS 1 returns supplied by schools open on Census day in January each year. The returns are authorised by headteachers and validated by Local Authorities.

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

From 2003/04 or more recently if the data item is not available for earlier years.

Rounding applied

None.

Statistical quality

School Census returns are authorised by headteachers and validated by Local Authorities.

Whilst most of the usual data validation processes on the 2020 school census data have taken place, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the data did not undergo the usual final validation process. As part of the Welsh Local Government Finance Settlement, the data is usually returned to local authorities for final validation. Typically, overall numbers of pupils and teachers will not change significantly during this period, with the most likely change being in the characteristics of the pupils themselves e.g. free school meal entitlement. Users should therefore be more cautious when comparing data on characteristics of pupils and staff over time, in particular where small cohorts are involved.