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Further Education: Expenditure

Question for Department for Education

UIN 186288, tabled on 23 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 April 2021 to Question 179740, on Further Education: Expenditure, what the average total (a) programme funding and (b) student funding will be for 16 to 19 year olds in (i) further education colleges and (ii) other colleges and schools in 2021-22.

Answered on

28 April 2021

Funding allocations for providers of 16-19 education for the next academic year 2021 to 2022 have yet to be finalised. While we have now issued allocations to individual schools and colleges, we are still considering business cases from providers where their allocation has been impacted by major data errors in their School Census or Individualised Learner Record (ILR) data returns. Until this process is complete, funding allocations are still subject to change. However, funding rates for 2021 to 2022 will be maintained at the same levels as 2020 to 2021, so we expect that average funding per student next year will be similar to this year.