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Free School Meals

Department for Education written question – answered on 27th April 2017.

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Photo of Royston Smith Royston Smith Conservative, Southampton, Itchen

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils are in receipt of free school meals in (a) England, (b) the South East and (c) Southampton.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson Minister of State (Education)

Data for the number of pupils eligible for free school meals in England, by local authority and region, are available in the annual ‘Schools, pupils and their characteristics’ statistical release[1].

The most recent figures, from January 2016, are published at:

www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2016

[1] FSM figures for England, the South East and Southampton are found in Local and Regional Table 8a.

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