Pupils: Per Capita Costs

Department for Education written question – answered on 14th July 2017.

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Photo of Joan Ryan Joan Ryan Labour, Enfield North

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the findings of the report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, The short- and long-run impact of the national funding formula for schools in England, published in March 2017, on the projected change in the level of school spending per pupil by 2021-22 if the proposed formula were to be implemented.

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

We want to ensure every school has the resources it needs to deliver a high quality education for every child and that all schools are fairly funded.

Since 2010 the schools budget has been protected in real terms. The Government has committed to increase the school budget further, as well as continuing to protect the Pupil Premium to support those who need it. We know that how schools use their money is also important in delivering the best outcomes for pupils. The Government has produced tools, information and guidance to support improved financial health and efficiency in schools which can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/schools-financial-health-and-efficiency.

We received over 25,000 responses to the consultation. We are grateful to all those who expressed their views on school funding and the proposed formula as part of this process. We will publish the response to the consultation in due course.

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