School Meals: Concessions

Education and Skills written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average percentage of school-age children entitled to free school meals was in (a) Barnet, (b) London and (c) England in (i) grammar schools, (ii) local authority maintained schools, (iii) denominational schools and (iv) other schools, including special schools in the last period for which figures are available.

Photo of Parmjit Dhanda Parmjit Dhanda Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Education and Skills

The requested information is provided in the table.

All schools: School meal arrangements ( 1,2 ) : as at January 2006
Pupils aged 5 to 15 ( 3)
Barnet local authority area London Government office region( 4) England( 4)
Number of pupils Number of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals Percentage of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals Number of pupils Number of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals Percentage of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals Number of pupils Number of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals Percentage of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals
Maintained schools(5) 36,530 7,009 19.2 864,310 232,200 26.9 6,400,300 1,033,060 16.1
Of which:
Maintained Nursery 0 0 0 0 20 10 66.7
Maintained Primary 20,427 4,281 21.0 485,630 134,400 27.7 3,350,330 571,320 17.1
Maintained Secondary 15,757 2,599 16.5 364,460 91,900 25.2 2,954,220 430,240 14.6
Maintained Special(5) 279 103 36.9 9,790 4,240 43.3 72,690 25,400 34.9
Pupil Referral Units 67 26 38.8 4,430 1,660 37.5 23,050 6,090 26.4
Other schools 969 428 44.2 13,530 4,670 34.5 35,010 9,290 26.5
Of which:
City Technology colleges (6) (6) (6) 2,850 610 21.2 9440 1,230 13.1
Academies 969 428 44.2 10,500 4,040 38.5 22,050 7,590 34.4
Non-Maintained Special (6) (6) (6) 170 20 13.7 3,530 470 13.4
Maintained Primary and Secondary schools 36,184 6,880 19.0 850,090 226,300 26.6 6,304,540 1,001,560 15.9
Of which:
Faith schools 11,492 1,188 10.3 189,470 34,730 18.3 1,451,180 178,500 12.3
Other schools 24,692 5,692 23.1 660,620 191,570 29.0 4,853,360 823,060 17.0
Maintained Secondary schools 15,757 2,599 16.5 364,460 91,900 25.2 2,954,220 430,240 14.6
Of which:
Grammar schools 1,845 39 2.1 14,210 300 2.1 112,200 2,460 2.2
Other schools 13,912 2,560 18.4 350,250 91,600 26.2 2,842,010 427,780 15.1
(1) Includes all schools except independent schools and direct grant nursery schools. Includes middle schools as deemed.

(2) includes pupils with sole and dual (main) registration. Also includes pupils with other providers in Pupil Referral Units.

(3) Includes pupils aged 5 to 15 as at 31 August 2005.

(4) Numbers at regional and national level have been rounded to the nearest 10. There may be discrepancies between the sum of constituent items and totals as shown.

(5) Excludes general hospital schools.

(6) Not applicable, no schools of this type

Source:

Schools Census

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