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Pupil Spending

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 15 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the per pupil spending figure was in (a) South Tyneside, (b) the North East and (c) England in each year since 1997. [108737]

The information requested is contained in the following table:

South Tyneside LEA and the North East of England: Average expenditure per pupil
Pre-primary and primarySecondaryPre-primary, primary and secondary
South Tyneside
1997–981,9602,6502,230
1998–992,1202,7602,370
1999–002,3002,7802,500
2000–012,6202,9702,770
2001–022,9103,4303,130
North East
1997–982,0702,7202,350
1998–992,1902,7802,440
1999–002,3602,8702,580
2000–012,5503,0702,780
2001–022,8103,3303,050
England
1997–982,1502,9002,420
1998–992,2702,9402,520
1999–002,4102,9802,650
2000–012,6103,1402,830
2001–022,8503,4003,090

Notes:

1. Net Current Expenditure (NCE) includes expenditure within schools and also that incurred centrally by LEAs. The spend per pupil figures for pre-primary/primary relate the gross current expenditure (after recharges) in the pre-primary sector and maintained primary schools to the total number of financial year pupils who are educated in the maintained nursery and primary schools sector.

2. Real Terms figures are adjusted to 2001–02 prices using the March 2003 GDP deflators.

3. Pre-primary, primary and secondary column contains the per pupil costs across all three phases of education. The figure is not a 'sum' but a weighted average of the previous two columns figures.

4. Figures rounded to the nearest 10.

5. Financial data are drawn from the RO1 forms up to 1998–99 and from the DfES Section 52 outturn statements from 1999–2000.

6. Pupil data are drawn from the Annual Schools Census adjusted to be on a financial year basis.

7. SEN Schools expenditure not included because it distorts the unit costs and can make meaningful comparison difficult.