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Budgeted expenditure on Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision

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  • Release date: 20 June 2013
  • Period covered: 2013-2014
  • Next update: 19 June 2014
An annual report which includes information by school sector and local authority.

Key points

  • Total expenditure on SEN provision is budgeted to be £358 million, an increase of £11.5 million or 3.3% compared with the previous year.
  • Delegated expenditure to special schools accounts for 24% of the total budgeted SEN expenditure. Notional allocations within nursery, primary and secondary schools account for a further 45% of the total. The remaining 31% is made up of money held centrally by local authorities.
  • Denbighshire delegates the largest proportion of their SEN budget to their schools at 86%, whilst Caerphilly delegates the smallest proportion at 51%.
  • Total SEN expenditure per pupil for Wales is budgeted to be £796. This is made up of delegated expenditure at £551 per pupil and non-delegated expenditure at £245 per pupil.
  • Blaenau Gwent has the largest SEN budget per pupil at £1,063, whilst Torfaen has the smallest SEN budget per pupil at £545.


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