Free School Meals:Written question - 129745

Q
(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
Asked on: 26 February 2018
Department for Education
Free School Meals
Commons
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.
A
Answered by: Nadhim Zahawi
Answered on: 06 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.

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