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Education Expenditure (London)

Volume 181: debated on Tuesday 27 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the current annual expenditure per child at (a) Sylvan city technology college and (b) local authority secondary schools in London.

Funding for Sylvan city technology college has not yet been finalised, but the provisional annual per capita grant (APG) for 1990–91 is some' £2,845 per pupil. The annual school-based expenditure at local authority secondary schools in London in 1988–89, the latest year for which this information is available, was some £2,095 per pupil.It should be noted that these figures are not comparable in coverage. The local authority figure excludes central local education authority spending on such items as home to school transport and central administration; Sylvan's APG has to cover such items, and also includes an element to cover diseconomies of scale in the early years of operation. Sylvan CTC is also eligible for earmarked annual grant for particular purposes, in addition to its APG but not on a per capita basis.