This map shows the number of children living in each postcode district who are entitled to free school meals. The data was provided by the Department of Education and relates to the statistics collected by schools on the most recent School Census Day - October 7th 2016. The figures include children in primary (nursery/reception/years 1-7), post primary and special schools. The postcode for one child is unknown. The figures do not include funded children in voluntary and private preschools nor nursery schools as this data is not available at pupil level. As free school meal entitlement is a measurement of deprivation the map, created by Detail Data, indicates the areas where children could be most affected by the loss of a free meal during July and August.