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Pupils: Per Capita Costs

Question for Department for Education

UIN 530, tabled on 21 June 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much (a) revenue and (b) capital funding was provided to each pupil in state (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in each region and local authority in (A) cash terms and (B) 2014 prices in each year since 2005-06.

Answered on

30 June 2017

The Department primarily allocates capital and revenue funding at local authority level.

The table in the attachment shows average per pupil revenue funding figures from financial year 2005-06 to 2016-17. These figures are in cash terms.

The Government publishes GDP deflators that can be used to understand the impact of inflation over time. These are available here:

The data for capital funding allocated to local areas prior to 2011-12 is not readily available. Allocations in cash terms since then can be found at the following links:

Basic Need Allocations: 2011-19

School Condition Allocations: 2011-12

School Condition Allocations: 2012-13

School Condition Allocations: 2013-14

School Condition Allocations: 2014-15

School Condition Allocations: 2015-16

School Condition Allocations: 2016-17

School Condition Allocations: 2017-18.

Funding distributed to academies and Multi Academy Trusts is not included, as they often allocate funding across LA boundaries. Accordingly, it is not possible to calculate per-pupil capital funding for local area.

More detail on funding for new free schools, university technical colleges and studio schools; on schools and school blocks being rebuilt under the Priority Schools Building Programmes; and funding allocated through the Condition Improvement Fund can be accessed via the links below: