Pupils: Birmingham

Department for Education written question – answered on 25th October 2021.

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Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Labour, Birmingham, Hodge Hill

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the state school spending per capita is for (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools and (c) sixth forms in the local authority area of Birmingham.

Photo of Robin Walker Robin Walker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, Minister of State (Education)

Primary school pupils in Birmingham local authority are attracting £4,844 on average via the National Funding Formula (NFF) in financial year 2021-22. Secondary school pupils in Birmingham local authority are attracting £6,379 on average via the NFF in 2021-22. Primary and secondary schools also receive additional funding through other grants, such as the pupil premium.

Based on the most recent published allocations for academic year 2020/21, the average total 16-19 programme funding per student at school sixth forms in Birmingham local authority is £5,049[1].

[1] The calculation only includes institutions that have students receiving total programme funding. Some institutions receive only high needs funding and their students are not included in the calculation. Data source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/16-to-19-allocation-data-2020-to-2021-academic-year.

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