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The take-up of Free School Meals in Catholic schools in England and Wales

Free school meals report coverThe Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Society is pleased to release its second Catholic Research Forum report.

The report marks a significant intervention into debates around faith schools and ethnic and socio-economic inclusion. In particular, it challenges widespread use of Free School Meals “eligibility” (a misnomer, as we demonstrate) data as a reliable indicator of schools’ social selectiveness.

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Free School Meals Data has Potential to be Misleading According to St Mary's Research

Free School Meals (FSM) data published by the Department for Education is an unreliable indicator of socio-economic deprivation among school children, a new report published today shows.