To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2016 to Question 30215, how much has been allocated by local authorities to primary and secondary schools in the form of top-up funding for pupils with SEN in each academic year since 2010.
17 March 2016
Local authorities (LAs) spending on education is reported through S251 financial returns on a financial year basis. Prior to 2013-14 data covering spend on top-up funding for SEN was not collected as top-up funding was introduced in April 2013.
Links are provided below to each of the three available financial years of S251 budget data. Top-up funding for mainstream schools can be found in the High Needs section in each year.
The Department publishes this data as part of the S251 financial collections on the GOV.UK website, usually in the following September for budget allocations.