Free School Meals:Written question - 7858

Q
(Ashfield)
Asked on: 17 July 2015
Department for Education
Free School Meals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of pupils were eligible for free school meals in secondary schools in (a) Ashfield, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) England in each of the last five years.
A
Answered by: Mr Sam Gyimah
Answered on: 21 July 2015

The table below shows the numbers and percentages of state-funded secondary school pupils in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire and England who were eligible for free school meals from 2011-2015:

Ashfield Constituency

Nottinghamshire

England

Year

Number of Pupils

Percentage of Pupils

Number of Pupils

Percentage of Pupils

Number of Pupils

Percentage of Pupils

2011

988

15.2

5,905

11.6

476,220

14.6

2012

1,056

16.6

6,018

12.1

478,985

14.8

2013

1,083

17.5

6,010

12.4

486,260

15.1

2014

1,048

17.3

5,737

12.1

464,850

14.6

2015

1,062

17.6

5,497

11.7

442,341

13.9

Source: School Census

1. Includes middle/all through schools as deemed.

2. Includes all full-time and part-time pupils who are sole or dual main registrations.

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