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Primary Education: Finance

Question for Department for Education

UIN 36589, tabled on 4 May 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many primary schools in England rated as Outstanding by Ofsted have a budget deficit.

Answered on

9 May 2016

Information about whether individual local authority maintained schools have a budget deficit is available in table 12 of ‘LA and school expenditure: 2014 to 2015 financial year’, available from

Information about schools’ Ofsted ratings as at 31 March 2015, which is when the above financial information relates to, is available from:

The Department does not hold information on the total revenue balances of individual academies but in-year income and expenditure data for academies can be found at

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