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Statistics about children and young people in Derbyshire.
There are approximately 170,000 children and young people under the age of 19 living in Derbyshire – that's 21.8% of our total population. This is expected to rise by 2.4% by 2025.
We have more than 400 schools including 45 secondary schools, 350 primary schools, 10 special schools and three Pupil Referral Units (PRUs).
More than 23,000 of children in Derbyshire (around 17%) live in income deprived households.
The proportion of children entitled to free school meals is below the national average:
The proportions of pupils in Derbyshire from minority ethnic origins (BME) and those with English as an additional language (EAL) are comparatively very low.
Year-end figures for Derbyshire in March 2017 show:
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