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Pupils: Per Capita Costs

Department for Education written question – answered on 16th February 2017.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average funding was for a secondary school pupil in (a) England, (b) Surrey, (c) Oxfordshire, (d) London and (e) Haringey in each of the last five years.

Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average funding was for a primary school pupil in (a) England, (b) Surrey, (c) Oxfordshire, (d) London and (e) Haringey in each of the last five years.

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

Funding from the Department is primarily allocated at a local authority level. Since the introduction of the dedicated schools grant (DSG) in 2006-07, figures are no longer available split by phase of education.

The average schools block unit of funding for England and London, in addition to those for Surrey, Oxfordshire, Haringey and all other local authorities for the last five years can be found at the links below:

2013-14:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014

2014-15:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2014-to-2015

2015-16:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-dsg-2015-to-2016

2016-17:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-dsg-2016-to-2017

2017-18:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-dsg-2017-to-2018

Pupil Premium per pupil (£)

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

Free School Meal Pupil Primary

£953

£1323

£1320

£1320

£1320

Free School Meal Pupil Secondary

£900

£935

£935

£935

£935

Service Children

£300

£300

£300

£300

£300

Looked After Children

£900

£1900*

£1900*

£1900*

£1900*

Since 2011-12 schools have received the Pupil Premium which targets funding at pupils from the most deprived backgrounds to help them achieve their full potential. In 2011-12, the Pupil Premium was allocated for each pupil known to be eligible for Free School Meals, looked after children and children of parents in the armed services. In 2012-13 coverage was expanded to include pupils known to have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years. The per pupil amounts for each type of pupil for the last five years are shown in following table in cash terms:

*Also includes children adopted from care

Details of provider level allocations for all schools and academies for the last four years can also be found at the links below. These cover the DSG schools block allocations made by local authorities.

2013-14:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-block-funding-allocations-2013-to-2014

2014-15:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-block-funding-allocations-2014-to-2015

2015-16:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-block-funding-allocations-2015-to-2016

2016-17:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-block-funding-allocations-2016-to-2017

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