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Schools: Textbooks

Question for Department for Education

UIN 14510, tabled on 3 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the average amount spent on new school textbooks in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each year since 2010.

Answered on

10 November 2015

The Department for Education does not collect data on the specific amount schools spend on textbooks.


The department publishes the amount of money spent on educational resources, including textbooks. This information is published in releases which can be found online at GOV.UK.[1]


[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-education-and-childrens-services-spending-2013-to-2014

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-and-expenditure-in-academies-in-england-2013-to-2014