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Free School Meals

Question for Department for Education

UIN 131787, tabled on 9 March 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils were entitled to free school meals in (a) Leeds North West Constituency and (b) England in each of the last ten years for which information is available.

Answered on

14 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:

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 (column N), school type (column O), parliamentary constituency (column V) and Free School Meal eligibility (column ED).

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

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