Improving the attainment 8 gap for children receiving Free school Meals

Monitoring

Average attainment 8 score per pupil not eligible for FSM and average attainment 8 score per pupil eligible for FSM

Provison of Free School Meals (FSM)  can help provide positive health outcomes and improve educational outcomes. The average attainment 8 score for pupils who are not eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) is typically higher than those in receipt of FSM.  Level 4 results for 2019 show a reduction in the attainment gap compared to the previous year. The gap of 12.1 is slightly lower (better) than the rate for England, 13.  Over the last 4 years the rate in Shropshire has remained at a similar level.