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Free School Meals: Leeds

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of students in Leeds, North-West constituency was eligible to receive free school meals in the latest period for which figures are available. (319507)

The requested information is shown in the table.

Maintained nursery, primary1 and state funded secondary1, 2 schools: Number and percentage of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals3 as at January 2009

Leeds, North-West constituency

Number of pupils4

Number of pupils eligible for FSM

Percentage of pupils eligible for FSM

Nursery and primary schools1




State funded secondary schools1, 2




1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Includes city technology colleges and academies.

3 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.

4 Includes sole and dual (main) registrations.


Pupil numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10


School Census