Pupils: Per Capita Costs

Department for Education written question – answered on 5th September 2017.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of secondary schools in England that will not meet the £4,800 floor per pupil funding in (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20; and in each case what estimate she has made of the cost of raising those schools to the floor per pupil amount.

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

We are providing an additional £1.3 billion for schools across 2018-19 and 2019-20 to support the introduction of the national funding formula from April next year. Along with the funding we had already committed for schools at the 2015 Spending Review, this will mean the core schools budget rises from just under £41 billion in 2017-18 to £43.5 billion by 2020. Full details of the arrangements are set out at: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/justine-greening-statement-to-parliament-on-school-funding.

The national funding formula will provide local authorities with per pupil funding of at least £4,800 for all secondary schools by 2019-20. We will set out further details on the £4,800 per pupil amount and the associated funding on each factor when we publish the consultation response in September.

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