FOI Request - Cost of Universal Free School Meals

Request 101000313959

1. The total amount of money spent in school session 2013/14 providing free school meals to P1 – 3 pupils in schools in your local authority area.

2. The total amount of money projected to be spent in 2014/15 providing universal free school meals to P1 – 3 pupils in schools in your local authority area.

3. The total amount of money spent in school session 2013/14 on new or upgraded school kitchen facilities to accommodate the universal free school meals policy for P1 – 3 pupils.

4. The total amount of money projected to be spent in school session 2014/15 on new or upgraded school kitchen facilities to accommodate the universal free school meals policy for P1 – 3 pupils.

Response 05-02-2015

1.  We do not record costs/FSM meal numbers by age group, based on the information we provided to the Scottish Government on the current and projected costs, we would estimate that the cost of FSM for P1-P3 for the school session 2013/14 was £189,051 (P1-P3 school roll was 3,000, 9.96% taking FSM and the cost of a primary school meal £3.33).

2.  The projected cost of universal FSM for P1-P3 for 2014/15 (5th January to 3rd July) is £880,400 (school roll of 3,136, estimated uptake 75%, 113 school days).

3.  £0

4.  £3,500

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