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Schools: Expenditure

Question for Department for Education

UIN 139552, tabled on 30 April 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average amount of (a) revenue and (b) capital funding for pupils in state (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in (A) Lewisham borough, (B) London and (C) England was in cash terms in each year since 2010.

Answered on

9 May 2018

The revenue funding allocated for primary and secondary education for each financial year from 2010 to 2018 for Lewisham local authority (LA), London, and in England are shown in the attached table. Funding is not allocated separately for primary and secondary pupils.

Data on average capital funding and capital funding allocated to local areas prior to 2011-12 is not readily available. The Department’s total capital budget for education from 2011-12 to 2018-19 is over £39 billion, including budgeted spend for 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Lewisham local authority has directly received around £158 million of core capital allocations from the Department for Education from 2011-12 to 2017-18 financial years and London local authorities over £2.9 billion. This covers condition allocations for maintained and voluntary aided schools, Devolved Formula Capital and basic need funding. It does not include other condition funding allocated directly to academies, sixth form colleges and Multi Academy Trusts within their area. Larger MATs receive allocations and often allocate funding across constituency and LA boundaries. Funding for smaller or standalone trusts and sixth form colleges is also not included, as they are instead eligible for funding through the annual Condition Improvement Fund. Additional funding is also available through centrally delivered programmes, including the £4.4 billion Priority Schools Building Programme

Published data on capital allocations is available on the GOV.UK website.