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Free School Meals: Leeds

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many school children in Leeds, West were in receipt of free school meals in the last 12 months; and what percentage of the total number of school children in the area this represents. (159858)

The requested information is shown in the following table.

Maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools1: school meal arrangements2, January 2007—England, Leeds local authority and Leeds, West parliamentary constituency

Maintained nursery and primary schools

Number on roll

Number of pupils taking free school meals3

Percentage taking free school meals

Number of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals

Percentage known to be eligible for free school meals

England

4,148,390

544,370

13.1

658,910

15.9

Leeds local authority

60,977

8,704

14.3

11,473

18.8

Leeds, West parliamentary constituency

6,872

1,365

19.9

1,729

25.2

Maintained secondary schools

Number on roll

Number of pupils taking free school meals3

Percentage taking free school meals

Number of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals

Percentage known to be eligible for free school meals

England

3,272,480

314,630

9.6

429,700

13.1

Leeds local authority

46,620

4,950

10.6

7,452

16.0

Leeds, West parliamentary constituency

3,937

647

16.4

986

25.0

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Includes boarders and dually registered pupils.

3 Number of pupils who took a free school meal oh the day of the census in January.

Note:

National totals have been rounded to the nearest 10. There may be discrepancies between the sum of constituent items and totals as shown.

Source:

School Census