Free School Meals

Department for Education written question – answered on 10th November 2020.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Labour, Hemsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were eligible for Free School Meals on (a) 1 January 2020 and (b) 1 October 2020.

Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Labour, Hemsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were eligible for Free School Meals in (a) Wakefield, (b) Leeds, (c) Kirklees, (d) Bradford and (e) Calderdale Local Authority areas on 1 January 2020.

Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Labour, Hemsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were eligible for Free School Meals in (a) Wakefield, (b) Leeds, (c) Kirklees, (d) Bradford and (e) Calderdale Local Authority areas on 1 October 2020.

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

The number of children that were eligible for Free School Meals in England and (a) Wakefield, (b) Leeds, (c) Kirklees, (d) Bradford and (e) Calderdale Local Authority areas in January 2020 is given in the table below.

Area

Headcount

Per cent

England

1,440,788

17.3

Wakefield

9,285

17.2

Leeds

25,488

20.1

Kirklees

14,215

21.0

Bradford

20,938

20.7

Calderdale

7,014

19.1

Source: School census, January 2020 - https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/data-tables/permalink/96abea42-23cf-4412-910b-85d104f9be9d.

Data for October 2020 is currently being collected through the autumn term school census and is not yet available.

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