London's Poverty Profile has been created by one of London's largest charitable funders, Trust for London, and the independent think tank, New Policy Institute.
London's pupil demography
- London has a larger proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals than the rest of England, but particularly Inner London
- The proportion of pupils in Inner London whose first language is not English is over five times larger than that of the rest of England
- Outer London also has a substantially larger proportion of pupils whose first language is English than the rest of England
Pupils entitled to FSM who's second language is English
What does this graph show?
The graph shows the proportion of pupils entitled to free school meals and who speak English as a second language. There are very large gaps between London, particularly Inner London, in the proportion of pupils who do not speak English as a first language. Slightly over half of pupils (52%) in Inner London did not speak English as a first language, compared to around 32% in Outer London and fewer than 8% in England as a whole.
The graph also shows that London has a higher proportion of pupils on free school meals. 35% of pupils in Inner London and 17% of pupils in Outer London were eligible for free school meals, compared to 13% in the rest of England.
Department for Education, 2011/12
NOTE: The data on this page may not be the most recent available because this indicator was not updated in our most recent report, published in October 2015. Nevertheless, we have chosen to keep the page live because it tells an important story about poverty in London, and the general pattern described here is unlikely to have changed significantly.
Indicator last updated: 2 December 2015
- GCSE attainment over time
- GCSE attainment by borough and FSM status
- The change in the FSM gap
- GCSE attainment and ethnicity
- 19 year-olds lacking qualifications
- 19 year-olds lacking a Level 3 qualification by borough
- Post-school destination of pupils
- 25 to 49 year-olds lacking a Level 3 qualification
- English speaking by age and gender
- Attainment at age 11 by borough
- Attainment at age 11 by gender and free school meal status
- Not in education employment or training - 'NEETs'
- Early years development by free school meal status
- Early years development by borough