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Department for Education written question – answered on 10th November 2016.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will rank (a) selective, (b) partially selective and (c) comprehensive local authority areas in England by correlating guaranteed per pupil funding against the proportion of pupils attaining five or more grade A* to C GCSEs including English and mathematics in the last year for which data is available.

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

Please see the table below showing the per-pupil amounts we allocated to local authorities in 2015-16, with the level of academic selection in their area, and the percentage of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C grades at GCSE, including English and mathematics, for the academic year 2015/2016.

We have been clear that the current funding system is unfair and that the variation in the amounts local authorities receive for their schools does not reflect real levels of need. We have committed to address this unfairness by introducing a national funding formula from April 2018. We will set out our detailed proposals for consultation later this year, including our proposals for targeting funding to pupils with additional needs.

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