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Education

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost is, per pupil, of providing education in each Northern Ireland education and library board area for primary and post-primary schools in the (a) controlled sector, (b) maintained sector and (c) integrated sector. [110569]

The following figures set out the net expenditure per primary and post-primary school pupil for 2001–02 and have been taken from the latest available out-turn statements.

BoardSectorPrimaryPost-primary
BELBControlled2,5764,008
Maintained2,3013,701
Integrated2,1553,260
NEELBControlled2,1753,310
Maintained2,3413,506
Integrated2,5123,813
SEELBControlled2,6013,667
Maintained2,5183,560
Integrated2,8613,434
SELBControlled2,3573,364
Maintained2,3773,270
Integrated2,2423,595
WELBControlled2,5593,477
Maintained2,3743,531
Integrated2,2973,549
The figures include:Amounts made available under LMS Formulae;Centre funds held by Boards and the Department and distributed to schools in the course of the year to meet certain costs arising from items of expenditure such as teacher substitution;Contingency funds and initiatives funded by both the ELBs and the Department;Integrated figures include both controlled integrated and grant maintained integrated schools; andPost Primary figures exclude controlled and voluntary grammar schools.

The figures exclude centrally held resources, such as Home to School Transport, CASS, School Meals and Central Administration, as these are not costed to individual schools.