Schools Funding

Education and Skills written question – answered on 13 June 2005.

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Photo of Lynne Featherstone Lynne Featherstone Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the per capita pupil funding in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) the London borough of Haringey and (ii) Greater London (A) is in 2005–06 and (B) has been in each of the last five years; what assessment she has made of differences between the figures; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Jacqui Smith Jacqui Smith Minister of State (Schools), Department for Education and Skills

The figures requested for Haringey and Greater Londonin the table. Total funding includes funding via education formula spending/standard spending assessment and revenue grants allocated at an LEA level. For comparability with previous years the real terms figures exclude the pensions transfer to EFS and the Learning and Skills Council from 2003–04. This transfer is included in the cash terms figures. The principal reason why funding for Haringey is greater than the London average is the high level of deprivation in Haringey.

Average funding per pupil (£)
2005 to 2006 cash terms, including pensions

transfer to EFS and LSC

LEA Primary (3 to 10-year-olds) Secondary (11 to 15-year-olds)
Haringey 4,980 6,290
London 4,690 5,720
Average funding per pupil (£)
Real terms, excluding pensions transfer to

EFS and LSC 2003- 04 to 2005–06

Haringey Primary (3 to 10-year-olds) Secondary (11 to 15-year- olds)
2000–01 3,690 5,040
2001–02 3,970 5,380
2002–03 4,100 5,450
2003–04 4,300 5,760
2004–05 4,510 5,980
2005–06 4,680 5,920
Average funding per pupil (£)
Real terms, excluding pensions transfer to

EFS and LSC 2003 to 2004 2005 to 2006

Greater London Primary (3 to 10-year-olds) Secondary (11 to 15-year- olds)
2000–01 3,430 4,500
2001–02 3,640 4,800
2002–03 3,760 4,900
2003–04 4,000 5,010
2004–05 4,190 5,240
2005–06 4,400 5,370


1.Price base: Cash terms, and Real terms at 2003–04 prices, based on GDP deflators as at 23.03.05

2.Figures reflect relevant sub-blocks of education SSA/EFS settlements and exclude the pensions transfer to EPS and LSC.

3.Total funding also includes all revenue grants in DfES departmental expenditure limits relevant to pupils aged 3 to 10 and 11 to15, and exclude EMAs and grants not allocated at LEA level. For those LEAs in receipt of advance of grant under the transitional support arrangements for 2004–05, advance grant funding is included in the year of payment (2004–05). There will be a consequential reduction in DfES grant for these LEAs in future years (either 2006–07 and 2007–08 or 2006–07 to 2008–09, depending on the terms on which the advance was given to the LEA).

4.The pupil numbers used to convert £ million figures to per pupil are those underlying the SSA/EFS settlement calculations plus PLASC 3-year-old maintained pupils and estimated 3 to 4-year-olds funded through state support in maintained and other educational institutions where these are not included in the SSA pupil numbers

5.Figures are rounded to the nearest pound.

2003–04, 2004–05 and 2005–06 figures are provisional as some grants have not yet been Status: finalised/audited.

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