School Healthy Living Survey statistics 2022
6th September 2022
This annual statistical publication provides information from a survey carried out in February each year of all publicly funded schools in Scotland on registration for free school meals (FSM), uptake of school meals (both free and paid for) and Physical Education (PE) provision. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Healthy Living Survey was not conducted in full in 2021, with only data on PE provision being collected and published as tables without an accompanying bulletin.
+13.8pp since 2020 - 51.9 per cent of pupils were registered for free school meals, following the extension of universal entitlement to FSM to all P1-P5 pupils (38.1 per cent in 2020).
-9.0pp since 2020 - Of those registered for free school meals and present on the survey day 67.2 per cent took a free meal (76.2 per cent in 2020).
-3.3pp since 2020 - Of all pupils present on the survey day 49.9 per cent took a meal (free or paid for) supplied by the school (53.3 per cent in 2020).
+3.0pp since 2021 - 99 per cent of schools (99 per cent of primary and 97 per cent of secondary schools) met the target level of PE provision (96 per cent in 2021 and 99 per cent in 2020).
pp = percentage points
No school meals data was collected for 2021
The statistics in this bulletin supersede all previously published statistics.
Supplementary data tables (including school level data) are available on the Scottish Government website.
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