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Local authority budgeted expenditure on schools

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  • Release date: 26 June 2014
  • Period covered: 2014-15
  • Next update: 30 June 2015
An annual report which includes information per pupil, by local authority and school sector.

Key points

  • Gross schools expenditure is budgeted to be £2,528 million, an increase of 0.3% over the previous year.
  • Gross schools expenditure per pupil is budgeted to be £5,607, a year-on-year increase of 0.2% or £13. This can be broken down into: £4,647 per pupil delegated to schools and £960 per pupil retained for centrally funded school services and varies by local authority.
  • The funding delegated to schools is budgeted to be £2,095 million. The amount of funding that local authorities delegate directly to schools ranges between 77% and 86% of overall gross schools budgeted expenditure.
  • 83% of the total gross schools budgeted expenditure is delegated directly to schools, an increase of 0.6 of a percentage point compared to the previous year.

Data will be added to the StatsWales website shortly.


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