Schools: Charitable Donations

Department for Education written question – answered on 23rd May 2019.

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Photo of Chuka Umunna Chuka Umunna Independent, Streatham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of comprehensive primary school funding which comes from donations by parents or guardians of pupils.

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

The information requested, regarding the proportion of funding which comes from donations by parents or guardians of pupils, is not held centrally. Schools’ financial returns show that overall income from donations and voluntary funds has remained steady at about 0.7% of schools’ overall budgets since 2011-12.

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