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Specialist Maths Schools

Department for Education written question – answered on 16th March 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 was the (a) revenue of and (b) capital expenditure on specialist maths schools in each year since 2010.

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

Revenue expenditure:

Academic years

Total Revenue

2010/11

£0

2011/12

£0

2012/13

£180,000

2013/14

£420,000

2014/15

£1,754,415

2015/16

£1,992,761

2016/17

£1,906,776

2017/18

£1,847,182

2018/19

£2,259,094

2019/20

£2,386,860

Total

£12,747,087

Both before and after opening, maths schools receive core funding in line with other new post-16 schools. Maths schools receive some additional funding in return for delivering key aspects of the maths school model, which includes significant outreach work with teachers and students in schools in their surrounding areas to increase both maths A level participation and maths GCSE and A level attainment. Details are available here:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/822102/20190723_-_Proposer_guidance_-_maths_schools_-_update.pdf.

In order to serve the whole of the south west, Exeter Mathematics School also provides boarding accommodation for a small number of students and receives a residential accommodation grant in order for students from financially disadvantaged/low income backgrounds who live too far away for a daily commute to attend.

All core and additional revenue expenditure is included in the table above.

The Department publishes overall capital costs for all free schools, including maths schools on GOV.UK once all works are completed and costs are finalised. Given that these can be large and complex projects, this can take some time between first opening and publication. Additional finalised capital costs for individual free schools and maths schools will be published in due course. Final capital costs are published here:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/863262/Capital_Funding_for_Free_Schools__UTCs_and_Studio__Schools_.ods.

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