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Pupils: Per Capita Costs

Question for Department for Education

UIN 20411, tabled on 16 December 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average amount received per pupil was in primary and secondary (a) academies, (b) free schools, (c) voluntary aided schools, (d) voluntary controlled schools and (e) community schools in England in each of the last three years.

Answered on

11 January 2016

The income per pupil for each voluntary aided, voluntary controlled and community school for each of the last three financial years is available in the ‘Spend per pupil - grouped data’ download available on the department’s performance tables website.[1]


The income per pupil for each academy and free school for each of the last three academic years is available from the main tables of the ‘Income and expenditure in academies in England’ statistical release, available on the department’s website.[2]


[1] 2013-14 data is available from http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/2014/download_data.html, 2012-13 from http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/2013/download_data.html and 2011-12 data from http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/2012/download_data.html

[2] 2013-14 data is available from https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-and-expenditure-in-academies-in-england-2013-to-2014, 2012-13 data fromhttps://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-and-expenditure-in-academies-in-england-2012-to-2013, and 2011-12 data from https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-and-expenditure-in-academies-in-england-academic-year-2011-to-2012