To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how much was spent per pupil in (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) special schools in Durham in each year since 1981.
School based spending per pupil in nursery and primary schools, secondary schools and special schools in Durham is shown in the table. The figures show spending from 1980–81 until 1989–90, the latest year for which actual expenditure figures are available.
School based spending per pupil
Nursery and Primary £
1. School based spending covers the direct costs in schools of salaries and wages, premises and certain supplies and services. It does not include the costs of school meals, home to school transport, LEA central administration, and financing costs of capital expenditure.
2. The figures in the table are derived from Durham local education authority's returns of its spending to the Department of the Environment and of its pupil numbers to the Department of Education and Science.
3. Spending on nursery and primary schools was not collected separately for years after 1986–87, so the figures for the years shown in the table cover both nursery and primary schools.