Statistics are not everyone’s cup of tea; so those who hate them look away now. The following statistics are on the numbers of children currently attending school within Cornwall. Also included in the figures are the number of children who are receiving free school meal, ethnicity and the number of children from service families. These has been collated as part of the Single Issue Panel looking into children’s readiness for school that I am a member of.
The total number of children between the in both primary school and secondary school is: 69,293
Primary School: 37644
Secondary: Age 11-15: 28471 – Ages 16-19: 3178 – Total 31,649
In receipt of free school meals: Primary: 5328 (14.15% of pupils); Secondary 3431 (10.84%)
Black and Ethnic Minority: Primary: 1922 (5.1%); Secondary: 1323 (4.2%)
Children from service families: Primary 1026 (2.7%); Secondary: 753 (2.4%)
Gypsy: Primary 85 (0.2%); Secondary 59 (0,2%)
A more detailed breakdown on the statistics can be found HERE.