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Pupils: Per Capita Costs

Education written question – answered on 3rd February 2011.

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Photo of Julian Huppert Julian Huppert Liberal Democrat, Cambridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the average funding per school pupil in (a) Cambridgeshire County Council area, (b) Surrey County Council area, (c) Peterborough City Council area, (d) Essex County Council area, (e) Buckinghamshire County Council area, (f) Bedfordshire County Council area, (g) Hertfordshire County Council area and (h) nationally in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11 and (iii) 2011-12.

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

holding answer 20 January 2011

The available information for 2009-10 and 2010-11 is shown in the following table:

Budget spend per pupil for 2009-10 and 2010-11
2009-10 2010-11
England 3,894.24 4,082.88
Bedford Borough 3,849.83 3,969.45
Buckinghamshire 3,709.38 3,932.04
Cambridgeshire 3,585.43 3,764.84
Essex 3,796.23 3,895.38
Hertfordshire 3,760.08 4,033.00
Peterborough 3,909.47 4,039.08
Surrey 3,828.82 3,977.21

On 13 December 2010, the Government announced the Dedicated Schools Grant settlement for each local authority and details of the pupil premium for 2011-12.

For 2011-12, we are protecting school funding in the system at flat cash per pupil, before adding the pupil premium. Flat cash per pupil means that as pupil numbers go up, the overall budget goes up in line.

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