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Free School Meals: Crewe

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in schools in Crewe and Nantwich constituency receive free school meals. (310067)

The requested information is shown in the following table, together with the numbers of children eligible for free school meals.

Maintained primary1 and state-funded secondary1,2 schools: school meal arrangements as at January 2009: in Crewe and Nantwich constituency

Number on roll3

Number of pupils taking free school meals4

Percentage taking free school meals

Number of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals3,4

Percentage known to be eligible for free school meals

Primary1

8,020

900

11.2

1,080

13.5

Secondary1,2

6,280

450

7.2

660

10.5

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Includes City Technology Colleges and Academies.

3 Includes sole and dual (main) registrations.

4 Number of pupils taking a free school meal on the day of the census. Those eligible may choose not to take up their offer of a free school meal for various reasons e.g. through preference or through non-attendance on the day. Pupils are counted as eligible only if they meet the eligibility criteria and make a claim.

Note:

Pupil numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

School Census