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Pupils: Per Capita Costs

Department for Education written question – answered on 7th January 2020.

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Photo of Angela Rayner Angela Rayner Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average level of per pupil funding in schools (a) was in 2009-10 and (b) will be in 2022-23, in 2019-20 prices.

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

The latest figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies show that average real terms (2019-20 prices) per pupil funding for 5-16 year olds has risen overall from £4,599 (primary) and £5,991 (secondary) per pupil in 2009-10, to £5,016 (primary) and £6,220 (secondary) in 2019-20. The figures were published here: https://www.ifs.org.uk/uploads/R162-Data-tables.xlsx.

In August 2019, the Government announced the biggest funding boost for schools in a decade, which will give every school more money for every child. This includes an additional £2.6 billion for 2020-21, £4.8 billion for 2021-22, and £7.1 billion for 2022-23, in comparison to 2019-20. On top of this, the Department will provide £1.5 billion each year to fund additional pensions costs for teachers.

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