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Schools (Expenditure)

Volume 264: debated on Monday 23 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what is the current level of spending per child in England for (a) primary and (b) secondary school children; and what were the figures in current terms in 1979. [38044]

The table sets out, at 1994–95 prices, net institutional expenditure per pupil in LEA maintained (a) pre-primary/primary schools and (b) secondary schools in England for 1978–79, 1979–80 and 1993–94, the latest year for which figures are available.

Unit costs 1994–95 prices, England
YearPre-primary and primary schoolsSecondary schools
1978–791,0681,545
1979–801,0721,516
1993–941,6592,284