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Local authority budgeted expenditure on schools

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  • Release date: 26 June 2013
  • Period covered: 2013-14
  • Next update: 26 June 2014
An annual report which includes information per pupil, by local authority and school sector.

Key points

  • Gross schools expenditure is budgeted to be £2,518 million, an increase of 0.9% over the previous year.
  • Gross schools expenditure per pupil is budgeted to be £5,592, a year-on-year increase of 1.3% or £72. This can be broken down into: £4,601 per pupil delegated to schools and £992 per pupil retained for centrally funded school services and varies by local authority.
  • The funding delegated to schools is budgeted to be £2,072 million. The amount of funding that local authorities delegate directly to schools ranges between 78% and 85% of overall gross schools budgeted expenditure.
  • 82% of the total gross schools budgeted expenditure is delegated directly to schools, an increase of 1.3 percentage points compared to the previous year.

Revision note

This bulletin has been revised to correct an error in table 1 for the 2013-14 Indicator Based Assessments which were showing previous years data. All headline figures, commentary and all other data remain unaffected.


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