Date lodged: 16 June 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how it collects data on the eligibility of P1-S3 pupils for free school meals.
Answered by: John Swinney 30 June 2017
The latest dataset was published on the Scottish Government's website on 20 June 2017. Information on the number of pupils registered for free school meals is available on the following link: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/06/9699/6.
The survey is conducted in all publicly funded schools in Scotland in February each year and the data is published.
The Scottish Government does not collect data on the eligibility of pupils for free school meals. It does collect data on the number of pupils registered for free school meals through the Attainment, Leaver Destinations and Healthy Living survey.