To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the level of funding for secondary schools per pupil was in each of the last six years; and if she will make a statement.
6 July 2016
Funding for local authorities is primarily allocated through the Dedicated Schools Grant, as a single guaranteed (schools block/early year block) unit of funding per pupil. Since the introduction of the dedicated schools grant (DSG) in 2006-07, figures are no longer available to be shown split by phase of education. The following links show the DSG guaranteed unit funding (GUF) and schools block unit funding (SBUF) figures in cash terms for England and Coventry LA from 2011-12 to 2016-17.
2016-17: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/512095/DSG_2016-17_allocations_spreadsheet_March_2016_final.xls (“2016-17 DSG allocations” tab Row 5, 40 Column E)
2015-16: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/508865/DSG_2015-16_allocations_spreadsheet_v11.xls (“2015-16 DSG allocations” tab Row 5, 40 Column E)
2014-15: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/427902/DSG_allocations_spreadsheet_2014_to_2015_May_final.xls (“2014-15 DSG allocations” tab Row 6, 41 Column G)
2013-14: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/292339/DSG_2013-14_allocations__v9.0__FINAL.xls ((“2013-14 DSG allocations” tab Row 6, 41 Column R)
2011-12 & 2012-13: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/settlement2013pupilpremium/a00200465/dedicated-schools-grant-and-pupil-premium-arrangements-for-2012-13 (“2012-13 DSG GUFs” file, “2012-13 GUFs” tab, Row 6, 42, Column C, D)
Additionally, 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, 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 Free School Meals at any point in the last six years. The per pupil rates for each type of pupil are shown in following table in cash terms:
Pupil Premium per pupil (£)
Free School Meal Pupil Secondary
Looked After Children
*Also includes children adopted from care.
More information on Pupil Premium can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settings