Schools: Bradford

Department for Education written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of David Ward David Ward Liberal Democrat, Bradford East

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the budget for schools in Bradford was in each year from 2010 to 2015.

Photo of David Laws David Laws The Minister of State, Cabinet Office, The Minister for Schools

Local authorities are required under section 251 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 to submit an education and children’s social care budget statement to the Secretary of State for Education. The table below shows the total schools revenue budget in Bradford for each financial year from 2010-2011 to 2014-2015.

Financial Year

Bradford Total Schools Budget (Gross)

2010-2011

£452,625,979

2011-2012

£459,056,058

2012-2013

£461,264,559

2013-2014

£484,412,063

2014-2015

£506,406,211

Source: Local authority section 251 budget statements 2010-2011 to 2014-2015

To be noted before making year-on-year comparisons:

  1. An explanation of each expenditure category within the section 251 budget can be found in the guidance documentation published online at:

    www.gov.uk/government/publications/section-251-

  2. For the financial years 2011–2012 to 2012–2013, the table contains schools revenue budget data for local authority maintained schools only, excluding academies. From 2013-2014, the total schools revenue budget has been reported to the Department for Education prior to academy recoupment and does therefore include academy data.

  3. During 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 the schools revenue budget data included the pupil premium. In 2013–2014 and 2014–2015 the pupil premium was paid as a separate grant and no longer included in this data.

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