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Free School Meals

Question for Department for Education

UIN 129745, tabled on 26 February 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils were entitled to free school meals in (a) Ellesmere Port and Neston constituency and (b) England in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

Answered on

6 March 2018

The proportion of pupils eligible for and claiming free school meals is published at the annual ‘Schools, pupils and their characteristics’ statistical release,

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2017.

Data is not summarised by parliamentary constituency, but data for each school is available in the Underlying data: SFR28/2017 of the annual ‘Schools, pupils and their characteristics’ statistical release, contained in file ‘SFR28_2017_Schools_Pupils_UD’. The figures can be filtered by school phase, school type and parliamentary constituency.

Information for earlier years (from 2010 onwards) can be found at

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-school-and-pupil-numbers.