Schools: Finance

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 21st April 2008.

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Photo of Julie Kirkbride Julie Kirkbride Conservative, Bromsgrove

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average pupil premium is for a child with (a) special educational needs and (b) English as an additional language requirement; and what the (i) highest and (ii) lowest premium is.

Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children, Young People and Families)

The available information for (a) is as follows:

Returns from local authorities in England on their intended net expenditure on the provision of education for children with special educational needs for 2007-08
Local authority name Budgeted net expenditure on the education of children with special educational needs (£)
England 4,868,571,000
Barking and Dagenham 20,173,000
Barnet 42,190,000
Barnsley 17,231,000
Bath and North East Somerset 10,936,000
Bedfordshire 32,013,000
Bexley 26,174,000
Birmingham 167,503,000
Blackburn and Darwen 23,552,000
Blackpool 15,020,000
Bolton 22,747,000
Bournemouth 14,964,000
Bracknell Forest 11,317,000
Bradford 53,123,000
Brent 31,250,000
Brighton and Hove 25,187,000
Bromley 31,631,000
Buckinghamshire 62,612,000
Bury 17,891,000
Calderdale 20,634,000
Cambridgeshire 48,756,000
Camden 24,670,000
Cheshire 69,129,000
City of Bristol 37,908,000
City of Kingston-Upon-Hull 25,965,000
City of London 331,000
Cornwall 40,106,000
Coventry 37,654,000
Croydon 38,185,000
Cumbria 35,418,000
Darlington 8,514,000
Derby 28,907,000
Derbyshire 80,430,000
Devon 62,251,000
Doncaster 19,958,000
Dorset 35,838,000
Dudley 24,873,000
Durham 38,686,000
Ealing 33,204,000
East Riding of Yorkshire 25,036,000
East Sussex 49,826,000
Enfield 31,522,000
Essex 103,046,000
Gateshead 19,278,000
Gloucestershire 44,614,000
Greenwich 28,511,000
Hackney 27,953,000
Halton 12,178,000
Hammersmith and Fulham 15,145,000
Hampshire 91,351,000
Haringey 29,957,000
Harrow 26,638,000
Hartlepool 10,146,000
Havering 15,787,000
Herefordshire 16,205,000
Hertfordshire 87,928,000
Hillingdon 26,436,000
Hounslow 27,465,000
Isle of Wight 11,087,000
Isles of Scilly 129,000
Islington 22,011,000
Kensington and Chelsea 9,678,000
Kent 143,573,000
Kingston upon Thames 15,771,000
Kirklees 27,406,000
Knowsley 16,088,000
Lambeth 33,078,000
Lancashire 128,721,000
Leeds 57,528,000
Leicester 36,411,000
Leicestershire 52,800,000
Lewisham 33,527,000
Lincolnshire 56,252,000
Liverpool 34,413,000
Luton 23,164,000
Manchester 58,501,000
Medway 28,617,000
Merton 21,320,000
Middlesbrough 17,010,000
Milton Keynes 28,150,000
Newcastle upon Tyne 23,387,000
Newham 42,125,000
Norfolk 60,953,000
North East Lincolnshire 17,845,000
North Lincolnshire 13,384,000
North Somerset 16,615,000
North Tyneside 19,233,000
North Yorkshire 54,554,000
Northamptonshire 50,889,000
Northumberland 27,250,000
Nottingham City 23,055,000
Nottinghamshire 37,506,000
Oldham 20,261,000
Oxfordshire 47,755,000
Peterborough 24,838,000
Plymouth 26,421,000
Poole 11,294,000
Portsmouth 15,414,000
Reading 14,805,000
Redbridge 26,216,000
Redcar and Cleveland 13,562,000
Richmond upon Thames 15,440,000
Rochdale 19,294,000
Rotherham 24,248,000
Rutland 2,961,000
Salford 24,178,000
Sandwell 35,879,000
Sefton 20,786,000
Sheffield 42,662,000
Shropshire 18,395,000
Slough 16,633,000
Solihull 19,522,000
Somerset 40,845,000
South Gloucestershire 21,567,000
South Tyneside 25,234,000
Southampton 16,214,000
Southend 21,469,000
Southwark 32,171,000
St. Helens 13,775,000
Staffordshire 59,045,000
Stockport 20,941,000
Stockton-on-Tees 20,657,000
Stoke on Trent 23,432,000
Suffolk 57,750,000
Sunderland 22,448,000
Surrey 110,753,000
Sutton 25,118,000
Swindon 18,705,000
Tameside 17,793,000
Telford and Wrekin 15,493,000
Thurrock 13,926,000
Torbay 9,803,000
Tower Hamlets 41,374,000
Trafford 19,640,000
Wakefield 26,151,000
Walsall 31,562,000
Waltham Forest 29,857,000
Wandsworth 33,551,000
Warrington 16,477,000
Warwickshire 50,882,000
West Berkshire 15,740,000
West Sussex 82,191,000
Westminster 23,203,000
Wigan 26,272,000
Wiltshire 32,696,000
Windsor and Maidenhead 13,389,000
Wirral 32,642,000
Wokingham 12,113,000
Wolverhampton 24,712,000
Worcestershire 46,703,000
York 13,729,000

The Department does not have a record or calculate the differences on a per pupil basis. It is a matter for each local authority to determine how it distributes funding to schools.

With regard to part (b), local authorities do not provide us with returns on the amounts that they are intending to spend on teaching pupils for whom English is an additional language.

Does this answer the above question?

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