HC Deb 04 April 2000 vol 347 c388W
Mr. Blizzard

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will use the number of pupils eligible for free school meals as a criterion for determining in which group a school is placed for the purpose of evaluating SATs results. [117229]

Jacqui Smith

My officials already use eligibility for free school meals as a criterion in the presentation of the Autumn Package of pupil performance information to schools.

The Autumn Package, in conjunction with the Performance and Assessment (PANDA) Report for schools produced by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted), allows schools to compare their Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 SAT results with other schools with similar eligibility for free school meals.