Schools: Free Meals

House of Lords written question – answered at on 19 July 2005.

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Photo of Baroness David Baroness David Labour

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the percentage of year 11 pupils in 2004 who were eligible for free school meals in (a) secondary schools; (b) comprehensive schools; and (c) grammar schools.

Photo of Lord Adonis Lord Adonis Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Schools), Department for Education and Skills, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (Schools)

The information requested is shown in the table.

Maintained Secondary Schools: Number of Year Eleven Pupils Eligible for Free School Meals

January 2004 -- England
Grammar schools Comprehensive schools Other secondary schools 1 Total Secondary schools
Number on roll 2 22,206 530,288 23,038 575,532
Number of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals 492 74,633 2,615 77,740
Percentage of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals 2.2 14.1 11.4 13.5

1 Includes middle deemed, modem, technical and other secondary schools.

2 Includes dually registered and boarding pupils

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