Information on the resources that local authorities have budgeted to make available for education and school services for April 2020 to March 2021.
Schools expenditure is budgeted to be £2,822 million, an increase of 6.2% over the previous year.
Schools expenditure per pupil is budgeted to be £6,203(r), a year-on-year increase of 5.9%(r) or £346(r). This is a real terms increase of 3.9%(r) and the largest real terms increase per pupil since 2007-08.
The budget per pupil can be broken down into £5,192(r) per pupil delegated to schools and £1,010(r) per pupil retained for centrally funded school services.
The funding delegated to schools is budgeted to be £2,362 million. The amount of funding that local authorities delegate directly to schools ranges between 77% and 90% of overall schools budgeted expenditure.
83.7% of the total schools budgeted expenditure is delegated directly to schools, a decrease of 0.2 of a percentage point compared to the previous year.
(r) Revised on 16 July 2021.
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