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School Meals

This section provides data collected through the School Meals census. The data is collected in October each year for all grant-aided schools in Northern Ireland. The information available includes data on uptake of school meals and of free school meals. The analyses present information by school sector, management type and Education and Library Board.

More information on the School Meals data collection exercise can be accessed here.

The statistics for each year can be accessed below:

School Meals 2014/15

School Meals 2013/14

School Meals 2012/13

School Meals 2011/12

School Meals 2010/11

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