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Free School Meals

Mr. Rob Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils in each local education authority area in England are in receipt of free school meals. [106185]

Jim Knight: Information on the numbers of pupils in receipt of free school meals in maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools in England is shown in the following table.


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Maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools: pupils taking free school meals ( 1,2) January 2006—by local authority area and Government office region in England
( 3) Maintained nursery and primary schools( 3) Maintained secondary schools
Number on roll Pupils taking free school meals Percentage taking free school meals Number on roll Pupils taking free school meals Percentage taking free school meals

England (4)

4,187,630

556,180

13.3

3,309,720

328,750

9.9

North East (4)

215,430

37,930

17.6

174,770

18,780

10.7

Darlington

9,083

1,393

15.3

6,262

719

11.5

Durham

42,472

6,451

15.2

32,508

3,272

10.1

Gateshead

16,256

2,900

17.8

11,775

1,402

11.9

Hartlepool

9,236

1,802

19.5

6,464

1,053 .

16.3

Middlesbrough

13,921

3,397

24.4

5,586

1,041

18.6

Newcastle upon Tyne

20,266

5,195

25.6

16,750

2,198

13.1

North Tyneside

16,285

2,301

14.1

13,660

1,047

7.7

Northumberland

19,424

2,140

11.0

29,974

2,585

8.6

Redcar and Cleveland

13,236

2,456

18.6

10,011

1,149

11.5

South Tyneside

12,998

2,833

21.8

9,979

1,297

13.0

Stockton-on-Tees

17,267

2,682

15.5

12,612

1,179

9.3

Sunderland

24,986

4,377

17.5

19,193

1,833

9.6

North West (4)

600,400

96,780

16.1

462,630

58,450

12.6

Blackburn with Darwen

15,489

2,986

19.3

9,418

1,690

17.9

Blackpool

11,807

2,111

17.9

8,654

1,380

15.9

Bolton

25,789

3,767

14.6

19,641

2,162

11.0

Bury

16,059

1,910

11.9

11,808

1,247

10.6

Cheshire

54,704

4,974

9.1

46,962

2,910

6.2

Cumbria

40,145

4,460

11.1

35,672

2,768

7.8

Halton

10,490

1,978

18.9

8,059

1,073

13.3

Knowsley

15,511

3,586

23.1

9.527

2,135

22.4

Lancashire

95,318

11,350

11.9

75,146

7,881

10.5

Liverpool

38.529

10,062

26.1

32,137

6,972

21.7

Manchester

40,871

14,106

34.5

23,517

6,734

28.6

Oldham

23,300

4,274

18.3

16,545

2,317

14.0

Rochdale

19,904

3,797

19.1

14,157

2,377

16.8

Salford

19,457

4,944

25.4

11,824

2,033

17.2

Sefton

23,545

2,865

12.2

20,416

2,088

10.2

St. Helens

15,671

2,432

15.5

11,807

1,318

11.2

Stockport

23,940

2,286

9.5

16,363

1,296

7.9

Tameside

20,127

3,027

15.0

15,677

2,038

13.0

Trafford

19,209

1,830

9.5

16,258

1,275

7.8

Warrington

17,472

1,344

7.7

14,048

788

5.6

Wigan

26,356

3,303

12.5

20,895

1,954

9.4

Wirral

26,705

5,389

20.2

24,096

4,009

16.6

Yorkshire and the Humber (4)

446,780

57,310

12.8

345,870

33,960

9.8

Barnsley

20,430

2,936

14.4

13,743

1,456

10.6

Bradford

51,987

8,522

16.4

34,255

5,804

16.9

Calderdale

18,659

2,363

12.7

15,544

1,414

9.1

Doncaster

27,145

4,180

15.4

20,420

1,732

8.5

East Riding of Yorkshire

26,145

1,649

6.3

23,561

1,103

4.7

Kingston Upon Hull, City of

22,266

3,093

13.9

15,768

1.976

12.5

Kirklees

36,103

4,843

13.4

26,648

3,057

11.5

Leeds

61,571

9,028

14.7

47,847

5,338

11.2

North East Lincolnshire

14,322

2,095

14.6

11,072

1,241

11.2

North Lincolnshire

13,984

1,602

11.5

10,773

873

8.1

North Yorkshire

44,793

2,858

6.4

41,906

1,744

4.2

Rotherham

23,998

3.312

13.8

20,369

1,975

9.7

Sheffield

42,868

6,157

14.4

31,430

3,475

11.1

Wakefield

28,966

3,569

12.3

22,304

2,196

9.8

York

13,545

1,100

8.1

10,227

572

5.6

East Midlands (4)

361,730

35,780

9.9

296,230

21,710

7.3

Derby

22,147

3,422

15.5

15,674

1,911

12.2

Derbyshire

62,992

6,325

10.0

50,965

3,423

6.7

Leicester

28,238

5,732

20.3

17,898

3,036

17.0

Leicestershire

48,288

2,756

5.7

46,792

2,073

4.4

Lincolnshire

53,271

2,382

4.5

48.444

2,241

4.6

Northamptonshire

57,038

4,038

7.1

45,386

2,358

5.2

Nottingham

23,710

5,331

22.5

13,630

2,667

19.6

Nottinghamshire

63,529

5,697

9.0

55,028

3,937

7.2

Rutland

2,521

94

3.7

2,412

66

2.7

West Midlands (4)

473,940

71,870

15.2

375,670

42,310

11.3

Birmingham

103,163

28,639

27.8

70,425

17,600

25.0

Coventry

27,246

4,490

16.5

21,209

2,781

13.1

Dudley

28,371

3,386

11.9

20,754

1,957

9.4

Herefordshire

12,979

890

6.9

10,401

534

5.1

Sandwell

29,873

4,949

16.6

19,853

2,557

12.9

Shropshire

21,896

1,673

7.6

18,107

882

4.9

Solihull

19,885

1,685

8.5

15,557

1,144

7.4

Staffordshire

64,281

5,396

8.4

60,930

3,366

5.5

Stoke-on-Trent

21,185

4,649

21.9

14,691

1,946

13.2

Telford and Wrekin

15,319

2,350

15.3

10,538

1,231

11.7

Walsall

26,754

3,964

14.8

21,051

2,287

10.9

Warwickshire

41,513

3,314

8.0

34,318

1,614

4.7

Wolverhampton

23,104

3,674

15.9

16,968

1,999

11.8

Worcestershire

38,367

2,807

7.3

40,870

2,415

5.9

East of England (4)

444,400

40,980

9.2

389,880

26,930

6.9

Bedfordshire

25,571

2,213

8.7

37,702

2,515

6.7

Cambridgeshire

44,396

3,075

6.9

32,734

1,894

5.8

Essex

107,391

9,430

8.8

91,096

5,841

6.4

Hertfordshire

93,403

6,134

6.6

80,310

4,473

5.6

Luton

19,121

3,663

19.2

12,299

2,019

16.4

Norfolk

65,333

7,058

10.8

46,931

3,248

6.9

Peterborough

15,400

2,389

15.5

13,181

1,639

12.4

Southend-on-Sea

14,147

1,896

13.4

12,597

1,124

8.9

Suffolk

45,829

3,693

8.1

54,185

3,300

6.1

Thurrock

13,811

1,432

10.4

8,843

879

9.9

London (4)

633,960

133,730

21.1

423,540

76,560

18.1

Inner London (4)

232,970

71,280

30.6

127,880

38,300

30.0

Camden

11,526

3,819

33.1

9,956

2,432

24.4

City of London

231

49

21.2

(5)

(5)

(5)

Hackney

18,176

6,021

33.1

6,986

2,212

31.7

Hammersmith and Fulham

9,993

3,784

37.9

6,857

1,595

23.3

Haringey

22,172

6,157

27.8

11,659

3,406

29.2

Islington

14,505

5,077

35.0

8,063

2,617

32.5

Kensington and Chelsea

7,285

2,362

32.4

3,514

745

21.2

Lambeth

20,536

6,472

31.5

8,050

2,718

33.8

Lewisham

22,180

4,618

20.8

11,023

2,150

19.5

Newham

31,310

8,635

27.6

18,304

5,607

30.6

Southwark

23,318

6,575

28.2

10,247

3,860

37.7

Tower Hamlets

22,889

9,740

42.6

14,381

6,731

46.8

Wandsworth

17,605

4,279

24.3

10,436

1,987

19.0

Westminster

11,240

3,691

32.8

8,401

2,243

26.7

Outer London (4)

401,000

62,450

15.6

295,670

38,260

12.9

Barking and Dagenham

18,469

3,762

20.4

12,632

2,561

20.3

Barnet

26,480

4,234

16.0

19,549

2,302

11.8

Bexley

20,682

1,640

7.9

18,396

1,008

5.5

Brent

23,387

5,523

23.6

16,418

2,695

16.4

Bromley

23,918

2,364

9.9

22,486

1,722

7.7

Croydon

29,839

4,952

16.6

18,718

2,659

14.2

Ealing

26,468

5,101

19.3

15,196

2,923

19.2

Enfield

27,189

5,712

21.0

22,160

3,106

14.0

Greenwich

21,576

5,527

25.6

14.554

2,978

20.5

Harrow

19,625

2,917

14.9

9,038

1,569

17.4

Havering

19,402

1,618

8.3

16,594

1,083

6.5

Hillingdon

24,205

3,249

13.4

17,085

2,492

14.6

Hounslow

18,916

3,505

18.5

16,592

2,525

15.2

Kingston upon Thames

11,737

711

6.1

9,579

591

6.2

Merton

14,972

1,437

9.6

8,615

1,051

12.2

Redbridge

24,114

3,268

13.6

20,649

2,411

11.7

Richmond upon Thames

13,012

955

7.3

7,165

933

13.0

Sutton

14,963

1,547

10.3

16,164

915

5.7

Waltham Forest

22,041

4,425

20.1

14,076

2,735

19.4

South East (4)

630,710

49,110

7.8

514,940

30,260

5.9

Bracknell Forest

8,811

426

4.8

6,208

193

3.1

Brighton and Hove

17,218

2,186

12.7

12,186

1,479

12.1

Buckinghamshire

39,797

1,370

3.4

35,176

1,439

4.1

East Sussex

36,285

3,491

9.6

28,708

2,310

8.0

Hampshire

97,442

6,495

6.7

72,709

3,530

4.9

Isle of Wight

6,994

994

14.2

12,162

1,395

11.5

Kent

110,316

10,448

9.5

99,065

5.869

5.9

Medway

22,470

2,175

9.7

20,492

1,317

6.4

Milton Keynes

21,126

1,948

9.2

15,103

1,342

8.9

Oxfordshire

47,079

3,127

6.6

37,790

2,084

5.5

Portsmouth

14,157

1,775

12.5

9,891

932

9.4

Reading

10,706

1,450

13.5

6,065

569

9.4

Slough

12,132

1,564

12.9

8,917

912

10.2

Southampton

16,101

2,737

17.0

11,536

1,340

11.6

Surrey

78,835

4,901

6.2

59,678

2,331

3.9

West Berkshire

12,206

715

5.9

12,243

493

4.0

West Sussex

57,948

2,434

4.2

45,877

2,035

4.4

Windsor and Maidenhead

8,770

451

5.1

10,284

317

3.1

Wokingham

12,312

419

3.4

10,853

372

3.4

South West (4)

380,280

32,710

8.6

326,180

19,800

6.1

Bath and North East Somerset

12,171

985

8.1

12,624

589

4.7

Bournemouth

10,525

1,054

10.0

9,900

827

8.4

Bristol, City of

30,671

5,566

18.1

15,511

2,168

14.0

Cornwall

39.282

3,695

9.4

32,890

2,469

7.5

Devon

53,317

4,185

7.8

43,424

2,526

5.8

Dorset

24,741

1,006

4.1

30,225

1,280

4.2

Gloucestershire

43,428

3,561

8.2

40,729

2,160

5.3

Isles of Scilly

252

0

0.0

(5)

(5)

(5)

North Somerset

14,896

1,205

8.1

13,002

783

6.0

Plymouth

19,408

2,703

13.9

18,612

1,401

7.5

Poole

10,338

459

4.4

8,696

401

4.6

Somerset

36,775

2,425

6.6

33,152

1,874

5.7

South Gloucestershire

22,223

1,300

5.8

17,113

596

3.5

Swindon

16,906

1,180

7.0

11,626

776

6.7

Torbay

9,836

1,312

13.3

9,236

792

8.6

Wiltshire

35,508

2,074

5.8

29,443

1,155

3.9

(1) Includes dually registered pupils and boarding pupils.
(2) The number of pupils taking free school meals on the Census day in January.
(3) Includes middle schools as deemed.
(4) National and regional totals have been rounded to the nearest 10. There may be discrepancies between totals and the sum of constituent parts.
(5 )Not applicable. No schools of this type.
Source:
Schools’ Census

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