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Education Funding

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what Government funding was available to the Havering local education authority in the 2005-06 fiscal year; (97716)

(2) what the level of funding per student at (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Havering local education authority and (ii) England is in 2006-07.

The total funding available to Havering education authority for 2005-06 is contained within the following table:

2005-06

Funding

All pupils aged 3-19 (£ million)

160.2

Funding per 3-19 pupil (£)

4,250

Notes:1. Figures reflect relevant sub-blocks of education formula spending (EFS) settlements and include the pensions transfer to EFS and the Learning and Skills Council. 2. Total funding also includes all revenue grants in DfES departmental expenditure limits relevant to pupils aged 3-19 and exclude education maintenance allowances (EMAs) and grants not allocated at LEA level. 3. The pupil numbers used to convert £ million figures to £ per pupil are those underlying the EFS settlement calculations. 4. Some of the grant allocations have not been finalised. If these do change, the effect on the funding figures is expected to be minimal. 5. Both figures are in cash terms, including the pensions transfer.

With the introduction of Dedicated Schools Grant in 2006-07, there is no longer a separate funding spilt between primary and secondary schools but the following table gives a breakdown of the available data. The guaranteed unit of funding does not include an amount for specific grants as shown in the table above:

2006-07

Guaranteed unit of funding (£)

Havering

3,718.84

England

3,642.99

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what grant schemes are available in all education authority areas for primary schools; and which schools have taken advantage of those schemes; (97718)

(2) what grant schemes are available to (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in the Havering local education authority area; and which schools have taken advantage of such schemes.

The following table shows the recurrent grants available to local authorities for schools in 2006-07 across both the primary and secondary sectors. The grants in the table are those made available to schools over and above their delegated school budgets. The amounts available for primary schools and for secondary schools are shown for those grants where this information is held centrally. School standards grants, school development grant and the devolved school meals grant are allocated to all maintained schools. The distribution of the other grants to schools is determined locally after discussion with the local schools forum.

Local authorities and their schools have also been allocated £12.3 billion for capital investment in schools across the current financial year and the next. Havering and its schools have been allocated funding of £23.7 million for capital investment in schools across the current financial year and the next. This is available for investment in

buildings and information technology facilities in primary and secondary schools. It is the responsibility of local authorities and their schools to determine how they allocate these funds to different projects across the primary and secondary estate, taking account of local needs and priorities. Local authorities may supplement this if they are able to secure funding from other sources.

Recurrent grants available to schools 2006-07

£ million

England

Havering

Type of school eligible for the grant

Total allocation

Primary

Secondary

Total allocation

Primary

Secondary

School Standards Grant

Primary and Secondary

1,009

550

397

4.505

2.362

1.971

School Standards Grant (Personalisation)

Primary and Secondary

220

151

64

0.797

0.213

0.571

School Development Grant

Primary and Secondary

1,989

738

1,042

8.367

2.504

3.716

Ethnic Minority Achievement (EMAG)

Primary and Secondary

174

n/a

n/a

0.205

n/a

n/a

English as an Additional Language Pilot Programme

Primary and Secondary

1

n/a

n/a

0

0

0

Targeted Improvement Grant

Primary and Secondary

5

n/a

n/a

0

0

0

Devolved School Meals Grant

Primary and Secondary

30

n/a

n/a

0.123

0.080

0.039

Targeted School Meals Grant

Primary and Secondary

50

n/a

n/a

0.233

n/a

n/a

Extended Schools

Primary and Secondary

67

n/a

n/a

0.369

n/a

n/a

Targeted Support for Primary Strategy

Primary

137

137

0

0.478

0.478

n/a

Targeted Support for Secondary Strategy

Secondary

105

0

105

0.314

0.000

0.314

Aimhigher

Secondary

30

0

30

0

0

0

Fresh Start and New Partnerships (Recurrent and Capital)

Primary and Secondary

6

n/a

n/a

0

0

0

Music at Key Stage 2

Primary

3

3

0

0.014

0.014

0.000

London Challenge

Primary and Secondary

16

n/a

n/a

0.405

n/a

n/a

Note:

The primary and secondary figures may not add up to the total allocation, as special schools and pupil referral units will also receive grant, and some grant may be retained centrally by the local authority.