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Universities: Admissions

Question for Department for Education

UIN 16670, tabled on 17 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils eligible for free school meals took up a place at each university in each year since 2005-06.

Answered on

24 November 2015

Data showing the numbers of students eligible for free school meals, going to individual universities, are not published by the department.

Destination measures data are published and show the overall percentage of key stage 5 students[1] eligible for free school meals[2] going into sustained[3] destinations at higher education institutions. The data also include the percentage going into sustained destinations at Russell group universities and Oxford and Cambridge.

Destination measures data for students eligible for free school meals are published for the years 2010/11 to 2013/14 and are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-destinations


[1] Key stage 5 students are those entered for A level or other equivalent level 3 qualifications

[2] Eligible for free school meals at any time in year 11

[3] Sustained for 6 months (October to March)