Free School Meals: Cumbria

Department for Education written question – answered on 11th March 2015.

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Photo of Jamie Reed Jamie Reed Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in each ward in Copeland borough and Crummock, Dalton, Derwent Valley and Keswick wards in Allerdale borough (a) were eligible for and (b) received free school meals in each of the last five years.

Photo of David Laws David Laws The Minister of State, Cabinet Office, The Minister for Schools

Information on the number of pupils known to be eligible for and claiming free school meals is not published at borough level.

Information on the number of pupils known to be eligible for and claiming free school meals at local authority and regional level is published in the ‘Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2014’ Statistical First Release.[1] Tables 8a to 8d of the release show information for pupils in primary, secondary and special schools, as well as pupil referral units. Information for 2010 to 2013 can be found in previous versions of this release.[2]

[1] www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2014

[2] www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-school-and-pupil-numbers

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