FOI Request Clothing Grants and Free School Meals

Request 101001581423

The number of school clothing grants the Council awarded for the school year 2016-17.

The number of children approved for free school meals for School Year 2016-17?

The number of free school meals provided for the time period specified?

Response 05-09-2017

Q1. The number of school clothing grants the Council awarded for the school year 2016-17. = 1108

Q2. P4-7 - 517 pupils

S1-6 - 444 pupils

In addition,  we had 3,023 pupils in P1-3 who would have been entitled to a free school meal under the Scottish Government's initiative.

Q3. In accordance with Section 17 the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, we can confirm that this information is not held.  The schools provide tickets to the children who claim FSM as they do to paying children however they do not record when those tickets are used by the children (except on the day that they are used to claim a meal) We only record the number that are issued (In Q2) so we are unable to provide the answer to this question as we do not collect this information.

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