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Schools: Greater London

Question for Department for Education

UIN 169574, tabled on 3 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for (a) secondary schools and (b) primary schools in (i) Lewisham Deptford constituency, (ii) London Borough of Lewisham and (iii) London.

Answered on

11 September 2018

This answer is a correction from the original answer.

The table below shows funding per pupil and percentage gains in total funding allocated through the national funding formula (NFF) for 2019-20 for primary and secondary schools in London, the London Borough of Lewisham, the Lewisham, Deptford constituency and England.

The calculations in the table do not include any additional funding for pupil growth, which will be calculated later this year.

Total funding per pupil and percentage gains in total funding per pupil allocated through the national funding formula[1]

Region

Primary[2]

Secondary[3]

£ per pupil in 2019-10

% change compared

£ per pupil in 2019-10

% change compared

to 2017-18 baselines

to 2017-18 baselines

Lewisham, Deptford

£5,276

1.00%

£6,743

1.40%

Lewisham

£5,146

0.6%

£6,828

1.9%

London[4]

£4,789

1.70%

£6,241

2.60%

England

£4,166

2.70%

£5,359

3.30%

The NFF allocates at least 1% more in pupil-led funding for every pupil in 2019-20, compared to 2017-18 baselines. The table shows changes in total funding, including both pupil-led and school-led funding. In some areas, including Lewisham, total funding will grow slightly less than the minimum 1% increase in pupil-led funding when combined with the school-led funding element in the National Funding Formula.

London remains the highest funded area in the country. As at March 2018, 87 per cent of schools in London are now rated as good or outstanding. Nationally, there are 1.9 million more pupils now taught in good or outstanding schools than in 2010, representing 86 per cent of pupils compared to 66% in 2010. In 2019-20, Lewisham has the 12th highest primary unit of funding nationally, and the 11th highest secondary unit of funding of all local authorities.

[1] The calculations in the table do not include any additional funding for pupil growth, which will be calculated later this year.

[2] * Primary funding includes funding for primary and middle-deemed primary schools.

[3] Secondary funding includes funding for secondary, middle-deemed secondary and all-through schools.

[4] This includes funding for schools in Inner and Outer London.

Original answer

The table below shows funding per pupil and percentage gains in total funding allocated through the national funding formula (NFF) for 2019-20 for primary and secondary schools in London, the London Borough of Lewisham, the Lewisham, Deptford constituency and England.

The calculations in the table do not include any additional funding for pupil growth, which will be calculated later this year.

Funding per pupil and percentage gains in total funding allocated through the national funding formula[1]

Region

Primary[2]

Secondary[3]

£ per pupil in 2019-10

% change compared

£ per pupil in 2019-10

% change compared

to 2017-18 baselines

to 2017-18 baselines

Lewisham, Deptford

£5,276

1.00%

£6,743

1.40%

Lewisham

£5,146

0.80%

£6,828

0.80%

London[4]

£4,789

1.70%

£6,241

2.60%

England

£4,166

2.70%

£5,359

3.30%

The NFF allocates at least 1% more in pupil-led funding for every pupil in 2019-20, compared to 2017-18 baselines. The table shows changes in total funding, including both pupil-led and school-led funding. In some areas, including Lewisham, total funding will grow slightly less than the minimum 1% increase in pupil-led funding when combined with the school-led funding element in the National Funding Formula.

London remains the highest funded area in the country. As at March 2018, 87 per cent of schools in London are now rated as good or outstanding. Nationally, there are 1.9 million more pupils now taught in good or outstanding schools than in 2010, representing 86 per cent of pupils compared to 66% in 2010. In 2019-20, Lewisham has the 12th highest primary unit of funding nationally, and the 11th highest secondary unit of funding of all local authorities.

[1] The calculations in the table do not include any additional funding for pupil growth, which will be calculated later this year.

[2] * Primary funding includes funding for primary and middle-deemed primary schools.

[3] Secondary funding includes funding for secondary, middle-deemed secondary and all-through schools.

[4] This includes funding for schools in Inner and Outer London.