Free School Meals:Written question - 71852

Q
Asked by Royston Smith
(Southampton, Itchen)
Asked on: 25 April 2017
Department for Education
Free School Meals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils are in receipt of free school meals in (a) England, (b) the South East and (c) Southampton.
A
Answered by: Edward Timpson
Answered on: 27 April 2017

Data for the number of pupils eligible for free school meals in England, by local authority and region, are available in the annual ‘Schools, pupils and their characteristics’ statistical release[1].

The most recent figures, from January 2016, are published at:

www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2016

[1] FSM figures for England, the South East and Southampton are found in Local and Regional Table 8a.

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