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Pupils: Disadvantaged

Education written question – answered on 24th January 2011.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children receive (a) free school meals and (b) education maintenance allowance in each local authority ward in Hendon constituency.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The number of pupils known to be eligible for and claiming free school meals is shown in the table. This includes full time pupils aged 0 to 15 and part-time pupils aged 5 to 15.

Maintained nursery( 1) , maintained primary( 2) , state-funded secondary( 2, 3) and special( 4) schools: School meal arrangements( 5) . As at January 2010. By each ward within Hendon parliamentary constituency
Nursery( 1) and primary( 2) State-funded secondary( 2, 3) Special( 4)
Number on roll( 5, 6) Number of pupils known to be eligible for and claiming free school meals( 5, 6) Percentage known to be eligible for and claiming free school meals Number on roll( 5, 6) Number of pupils known to be eligible for and claiming free school meals( 5, 6) Percentage known to be eligible for and claiming free school meals Number on roll( 5, 6) Number of pupils known to be eligible for and claiming free school meals( 5, 6) Percentage known to be eligible for and claiming free school meals
Burnt Oak 2,214 855 38.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Colindale 441 81 18.4 916 129 14.1 n/a n/a n/a
Edgware 1,453 399 27.5 1,048 460 43.9 n/a n/a n/a
Hale 1,500 347 23.1 1,226 136 11.1 81 35 43.2
Hendon 1,601 284 17.7 1,653 466 28.2 n/a n/a n/a
Mill Hill 1,733 297 17.1 892 186 20.9 n/a n/a n/a
West Hendon 920 213 23.2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hendon (all wards) 9,862 2,476 25.1 5,735 1,377 24.0 81 35 43.2
n/a = Not applicable. No schools of this type.

(1) There are no maintained nursery schools in Hendon parliamentary constituency.

(2) Includes middle schools as deemed.

(3 )Includes city technology colleges and academies.

(4) Includes maintained and non-maintained special schools, excludes general hospital schools.

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

(6) Pupils who have full time attendance and are aged 15 and under, or pupils who have part time attendance and are aged between 5 and 15.

Source:

School Census

The education maintenance allowance is a matter for the Young People's Learning Agency (YPLA) who operate this for the Department for Education. Peter Lauener, the YPLA's chief executive, has written to the hon. Member with the information requested and a copy of his reply has been placed in the House Libraries.

Letter from Neil Flint, dated 7 January 2011:

I am writing in response to your Parliamentary Question PQ 032502.

The Department for Education is responsible for overall policy in these areas and will answer the first part of your question on free school meals.

The Young People's Learning Agency (YPLA) is responsible for the delivery of Education Maintenance Allowances (EMA). Information on the number of young people who have received EMA is available at local authority level, but not at constituency level. EMA take-up is defined as young people who have received one or more EMA payments in an academic year.

The take-up figure for EMA in Barnet Local Authority was 2,976 as at 30 November 2010.

EMA take-up data showing the number of young people who have received one or more EMA payments during 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09 and 2009/10 is available on the YPLA website, at the following address:

http://ema.ypla.gov.uk/resources/research/takeup/

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