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Free School Meals: North East

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children receive free school meals in (a) the North East, (b) the Tees Valley and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency. (253128)

Information on free school meal eligibility for the areas requested is shown in the following table:

Maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools: school meal arrangementsnorth east government office region, Tees Valley and Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland parliamentary constituency, as at January 2008

Maintained Nursery and Primary Schools1

Maintained Secondary Schools1, 2

Number of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals

Number of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals

North East Government Office Region

41,050

26,860

Tees Valley

12,177

8,338

Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland Parliamentary Constituency

1,542

900

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Includes City Technology Colleges and Academies.

3 Includes dually registered pupils and boarding pupils

Note:

Regional totals have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

School Census