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Pupils: Per Capita Costs

Question for Department for Education

UIN 221460, tabled on 20 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much (a) revenue and (b) capital funding has been provided to each pupil in state (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in Surrey (A) in cash terms and (B) at 2015 prices in each year since 2005.

Answered on

23 January 2015

Average per pupil revenue funding figures for Surrey are given below. With the introduction of the dedicated schools grant (DSG) in 2006-07, the changes to the funding mechanism meant figures were no longer available to be shown split by phase of education.

Figures for financial years 2005 to 2013 are shown below. These are in cash terms:

Average revenue per pupil funding (cash)

2005-06 (baseline)

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

Surrey local authority (LA)

3,700

3,940

4,210

4,390

4,600

4,860

4,800

4,800

The below figures are in real terms using December 2014 gross domestic product (GDP) deflators in 2013-14 prices:

Average revenue per pupil funding (real)

2005-06 (baseline)

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

Surrey LA

4,460

4,630

4,800

4,890

5,000

5,130

4,980

4,910

The per pupil figures use the sum of DSG allocations plus other schools related grants, such as the school standards grant, the school standards grant (personalisation) and the standards fund; divided by total pupils aged 3-15 and then rounded to the nearest £10. Most of the additional grants were mainstreamed into DSG in 2011-12.

The changes to DSG funding in financial year 2013-14, with funding allocated through three blocks; ‘schools’, ‘early years’ and ‘high needs’, mean that there is no longer a comparable overall figure with previous years. The table below shows the DSG schools block unit funding figures in cash and real terms for Surrey LA.

DSG schools block per pupil funding

2013-2014

2014-2015

Surrey LA (cash)

4,096

4,096

Surrey LA (real)*

4,096

4,012

*Real terms figures shown in 2013-14 prices using GDP deflators at 23.12.14

Since 2011-12 schools have received the pupil premium which targets funding at pupils from the most deprived backgrounds to help them achieve their full potential. In 2011-12, the premium was allocated for each pupil known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM), looked after children and children of parents in the armed services. In 2012-13 coverage was expanded to include pupils known to have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years. The per-pupil amounts for each type of pupil are shown in following table in cash terms:

Pupil premium per pupil (£)

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

Free school meal pupil primary

£488

£623

£953

£1300

Free school meal pupil secondary

£488

£623

£900

£935

Service children

£200

£250

£300

£300

Looked after children

£488

£623

£900

£1900*

*Also includes children adopted from care

Total pupil premium allocations for Surrey local authority for each year are shown in the following table in cash terms:

Pupil premium allocations (£ millions)

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

Surrey

5.944

12.658

20.164

26.777

The below figures are in real terms:

Pupil premium allocations (£ millions)

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

Surrey

6.168

12.927

20.164

26.226

Price Base: real terms at 2013-14 prices, based on GDP deflators as at 23.12.2014

The table below shows capital funding for the financial years that are available. The data is in cash terms as allocations are phased across more than one year making real terms calculations meaningless. Complete information on the split of capital between phases of education is not held centrally.

Surrey

Year

Capital allocations (£ millions)

2005-06

51.6

2006-07

42.2

2007-08

48.7

2008-09

74.6

2009-10

72.5

2010-11

61.7

2011-12

59.9

2012-13

66.3

2013-14

55.2

2014-15 (prov.)

66.6

Notes:

1. Capital allocations includes capital grant and supported borrowing allocations.

2. Figures are rounded to the nearest £100,000.

3. Funding in 2014-15 is still subject to project progress and is therefore subject to change.

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