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Free School Meals: West Yorkshire

Question for Department for Education

UIN 34443, tabled on 16 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils received free school meals in West Yorkshire in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Answered on

23 July 2021

The most recent figures for pupils eligible for and claiming free school meals (FSM) are from the January 2021 school census, and are published in ‘Schools, Pupils and their Characteristics’, which is available at: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/school-pupils-and-their-characteristics.

The publication includes an interactive table tool that can be used to create tables for different areas within England. The following shows FSM figures for pupils in local authorities within West Yorkshire: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/data-tables/permalink/f9b0f73c-883b-4ac5-a3b0-38980e89fe84.

School census data on the number of schools in England is also published annually in the ‘Schools, Pupils and their Characteristics’ release, available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-school-and-pupil-numbers.

The January 2021 publication includes an interactive table tool which can be used to create tables for different areas within England. A table showing the number of schools in local authorities within West Yorkshire is available at: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/data-tables/permalink/caab6075-50cd-4724-9934-5891e31ecea6.

The January 2010 publication includes Excel tables showing data at local authority level, and Table 10a shows the number of schools.