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Local authority budgeted expenditure on schools

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  • Release date: 6 July 2017
  • Period covered: 2017-18
An annual report which includes information per pupil, by local authority and school sector.

Key points

  • Gross schools expenditure is budgeted to be £2,543 million, an increase of 1.0% over the previous year.
  • Gross schools expenditure per pupil is budgeted to be £5,628, a year-on-year increase of 1.0% or £58. This can be broken down into £4,740 per pupil delegated to schools and £888 per pupil retained for centrally funded school services.
  • The funding delegated to schools is budgeted to be £2,142 million. The amount of funding that local authorities delegate directly to schools ranges between 77% and 89% of overall gross schools budgeted expenditure.
  • 84.2% of the total gross schools budgeted expenditure is delegated directly to schools, a decrease of 0.1 of a percentage point compared to the previous year.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 5673
Email: stats.finance@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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