FOI Request - Free School Meals

Request 101000371885

1.  How many children, by primary (please divide primary totals into two categories of (a) P1 to P3, and (b) P4 and up) and secondary school, were in receipt of free school meals (i.e. via “dinner tickets” and/or meal swipe cards) for each financial year between 2005 and 2015?

2. Provide detail, by school level (i.e. primary and secondary), on the current disbursement method of free school meals (i.e. of 10 primary schools, 5 use tickets and 5 use swipe cards and of 20 secondary schools, 15 use tickets and 5 use swipe cards).

Response 11-09-2015

(1) Information exempt under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, already accessible.  For ease the information can be found here
http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/School-Education/SchoolMealsDatasets

Note: information is not broken down into P1-P3 or P4-P7 is not available for all the years requested (2005 to 2015)

(2) All 45 primary schools in Moray use tickets and all 8 secondary schools in Moray use cashless catering swipe cards

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