Free School Meals

Department for Education written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children are entitled to receive free school meals but do not receive them.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The January 2015 census recorded that there were 2,755,021 children registered for free school meals (FSM). We do not hold information on the number of FSM entitled pupils who did not receive a school meal.

Further information is available in the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2015

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