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Maintained Schools: Finance

Question for Department for Education

UIN 219278, tabled on 17 December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of reserves held by local authority maintained schools in each year since 2006-07.

Answered on

5 January 2015

All local authority maintained schools report their balances to the Department for Education as part of their annual Consistent Financial Reporting returns. Some schools have deficit balances; others have surpluses. The table below shows total deficits and surpluses and the net position for all local authority maintained schools for each financial year from 2006-07 to 2013-14.

Period

Total deficit (£)

Total surplus (£)

Net Reserves (£)

2006-07

(157,355,905)

1,827,554,781

1,670,198,876

2007-08

(120,094,299)

2,038,862,929

1,918,768,630

2008-09

(139,185,467)

1,921,159,168

1,781,973,701

2009-10

(161,418,942)

1,826,696,816

1,665,277,874

2010-11

(143,478,858)

2,098,926,882

1,955,448,024

2011-12

(109,936,775)

2,433,469,804

2,323,533,029

2012-13

(81,190,825)

2,306,144,774

2,224,953,949

2013-14

(75,947,088)

2,260,316,153

2,184,369,065

Source: Consistent Financial Reporting survey

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