This annual statistical publication provides information on uptake of school meals (free and paid for). The information comes from a survey (the Healthy Living Survey) carried out in February each year of all publicly funded schools in Scotland on uptake of school lunch meals and Physical Education (PE) provision. Statistics on free school meal registrations are no longer published as part of this report, see background notes for further information. This information can be found as part of the Pupil Census supplementary statistics. The statistics on PE provision are available in the supplementary statistics. Data on the provision of PE is now collected as part of the Establishments Collection and will be published as part of the quarterly release of school contact details.
Information on school meals uptake from 2006 onwards and breakdowns by local authority are available in the supplementary statistics.
A National Statistics Publication for Scotland
The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007. This provides assurance that these statistics are of the highest quality and meet user needs, and that they comply with the Code of Practice for Statistics.
Further information on National Statistics is published by the UK Statistics Authority
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