Pupils: Per Capita Costs

Education written question – answered on 12th July 2010.

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Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much per pupil funding was allocated to Bury Metropolitan Borough Council for (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) special schools in each year from 1996-97 to 2010-11.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

Per pupil revenue funding figures for primary school pupils in Bury (ages three to 10) are shown in the following table. These figures are in real terms and are based on financial years.

Real terms revenue funding per pupil (£)-SSA/EFS plus grants
1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06
Bury local authority 2,390 2,570 2,760 2,990 3,170 3,250 3,490 3,620 3,830
Notes:

1. Price Base: real terms at 2008-09 prices, based on GDP deflators as at 31 March 2010.

2. Figures reflect relevant sub-blocks of Standard Spending Assessment/Education Formula Spending (EFS) settlements and exclude the pensions transfer to EFS.

3. Total funding also includes all revenue grants in DfES Departmental Expenditure Limits relevant to pupils aged three to 10 and exclude Education Maintenance Allowances (EMAs) and grants not allocated at LA level. For those authorities 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 LAs 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 LA).

4. The pupil numbers used to convert £ million figures to £ per pupil are those underlying the EFS settlement calculations.

5. Rounding: Figures are rounded to the nearest £10.

Per pupil revenue funding figures for secondary school pupils in Bury (ages 11 to 15) are shown in the following table. These figures are in real terms and are based on financial years.

Real terms revenue funding per pupil (£)-SSA/ EFS plus grants
1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06
Bury local authority 3,350 3,450 3,560 3,840 4,020 4,140 4,280 4,540 4,730
Notes:

1. Price Base: real terms at 2008-09 prices, based on GDP deflators as at 31 March 2010.

2. Figures reflect relevant sub-blocks of Standard Spending Assessment/Education Formula Spending (EFS) settlements and exclude the pensions transfer to EFS.

3. Total funding also includes all revenue grants in DfES Departmental Expenditure Limits relevant to pupils aged 11 to 15 and exclude Education Maintenance Allowances (EMAs) and grants not allocated at LA level. For those authorities 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 LAs 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 LA).

4. The pupil numbers used to convert £ million figures to £ per pupil are those underlying the EFS settlement calculations.

5. Rounding: Figures are rounded to the nearest £10.

Figures for special schools are not available on a comparable basis.

Figures prior to 1997-98 are not available on a comparable basis.

Since 2006-07, the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) has been the main source of school funding, and this does not allow a primary/secondary split of the figures. These figures are not comparable with those for earlier years because the introduction of the DSG in 2006-07 fundamentally changed how local authorities are funded.

Per pupil unit of funding figures for 2005-06 to 2009-10 for Bury local authority are provided as follows. Finalised figures for 2010-11 are not yet available. The figures shown are for all funded pupils aged three to 19 and are in real terms:

Real terms funding per pupil (£)-DSG plus grants pupils aged three to 19
2005-06( 1) 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
Bury local authority 4,140 4,240 4,390 4,430 4,560
(1) Baseline.

Notes:

1. This covers funding through the Dedicated Schools Grant, School Standards Grant, School Standards Grant (Personalisation) and Standards Fund as well as funding from the Learning and Skills Council; it excludes grants which are not allocated at LA level.

2. Price Base: real terms at 2008-09 prices, based on GDP deflators as at 31 March 2010.

3. These figures are for all funded pupils aged three to 19.

4. Figures have been rounded to the nearest £10.

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