Free School Meals cost per pupil: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

You asked how much the Scottish Government expect each Scottish council to spend per pupil per day on Free School Meals.


The answer to your question is an average of £5.10, the information you have requested is available from Scottish local government finance statistics (SLGFS) 2020-21: workbooks - ( in LFR01 – Education, revised 14 June 2022.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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