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Free School Meals: Torbay

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Adrian Sanders Adrian Sanders Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils in Torbay constituency receive free school meals.

Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools)

The requested information is shown in the table, together with the numbers of children eligible for free school meals.

Maintained primary( 1) and state-funded secondary( 1,2 ) schools: school meal arrangements as at January 2009 in Torbay parliamentary constituency
Number on roll( 3) Number of pupils taking free school meals( 4) Percentage taking free school meals Number of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals( 3,5) Percentage known to be eligible for free school meals
Primary(1) 7,550 1,080 14.2 1,290 17.0
Secondary(1,2) 6,830 690 10.0 870 12.8
(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.

(2) Includes city technology colleges and academies.

(3) Includes sole and dual (main) registrations.

(4) Number of pupils taking a free school meal on the day of the census. Those eligible may choose not to take up their offer of a free school meal for various reasons e.g. through preference or through non-attendance on the day.

(5) Pupils are counted as eligible only if they meet the eligibility criteria and make a claim.

Pupil numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.


School Census

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