Free School Meals

Department for Education written question – answered on 24th September 2020.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of children who have become eligible for free school meals since March 2020.

Photo of Vicky Ford Vicky Ford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The number of children eligible for free school meals at each school is provided to the department in the school census. The last census was held in Spring 2020 and the next census will be held in October 2020. The data requested is, therefore, not yet available.

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