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Table 1 Characteristics of schools included in the study

From: Acceptability of screening for mental health difficulties in primary schools: a survey of UK parents

  School A School B School C School D
Community Indicator
 County Norfolk Norfolk Cambridgeshire Cambridgeshire
 Rural vs urban Urban Urban Urban Rural
 School type Community school Community infants and nursery school Community school Community school
 Area IMDa 1 3 7 3
 % White British 83.1 88.9 87.6 95.1
 % English as a first language 86.0 89.8 88.9 94.4
School Indicator
 Age range 4–10 3–7 4–10 4–10
 Funding State funded State funded State funded State funded
 Pupils (rounded) > 300 > 200 > 600 < 100
 % Free school lunchb 31.0 37.9 18.3 27.0
 % SENDc 21.0 19.0 9.0 8.0
 % SEMHd 5.0 9.0 2.0 5.0
  1. a.IMD: Index of Multiple Deprivation
  2. b.Free/reduced cost school lunch (see https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals for how parents can qualify for free/reduced cost school meals)
  3. c.SEND: special educational needs and disability (defined as having a learning difficulty or disability requiring special educational provision)
  4. d.SEMH: social, emotional, and mental health needs