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Pupils: Per Capita Costs

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average expenditure per head was on children in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) the denominational and (ii) the maintained sectors in each London local authority in (A) 1997 and (B) 2006. (137769)

The following tables provide the aforementioned information in respect of maintained schools with and without a religious character.

School-based expenditure per pupil by local authority maintained primary schools in London, 1997-98 and 2005-06

£

School-based expenditure per pupil

2005-06

1997-98

Of which:

Local authority name

All local authority maintained pre-primary and primary schools

All local authority maintained primary schools

Local authority maintained primary schools with no religious denomination

Local authority maintained primary schools with a specified religious denomination

Barking and Dagenham

1,970

3,350

3,360

3,290

Barnet

1,860

3,560

3,760

3,170

Bexley

1,590

3,020

3,050

2,910

Brent

2,030

3,520

3,490

3,560

Bromley

1,720

2,870

2,890

2,760

Camden

2,390

4,420

4,500

4,300

City of London

3,810

5,060

1

5,060

Croydon

1,910

3,260

3,310

3,020

Ealing

2,020

3,570

3,650

3,190

Enfield

1,900

3,530

3,640

3,170

Greenwich

2,190

3,780

3,800

3,670

Hackney

2,420

4,520

4,510

4,290

Hammersmith and Fulham

2,520

4,100

4,320

3,600

Haringey

2,360

3,850

3,930

3,590

Harrow

2,140

3,400

3,460

3,010

Havering

1,750

3,160

3,190

3,010

Hillingdon

1,730

3,320

3,360

3,120

Hounslow

2,060

3,440

3,470

3,220

Islington

2,340

4,210

4,330

3,920

Kensington and Chelsea

2,650

4,440

4,560

4,300

Kingston upon Thames

1,830

3,250

3,380

3,050

Lambeth

2,810

4,400

4,470

4,240

Lewisham

2,340

4,120

4,090

4,200

Merton

2,060

3,360

3,450

3,110

Newham

1,850

3,970

4,010

3,670

Redbridge

1,810

3,070

3,100

2,960

Richmond upon Thames

1,940

3,220

3,270

3,110

Southwark

2,330

4,400

4,500

4,020

Sutton

1,870

3,110

3,130

3,030

Tower Hamlets

2,600

4,630

4,680

4,450

Waltham Forest

2,110

3,540

3,560

3,440

Wandsworth

2,210

3,910

3,940

3,840

Westminster

2,590

4,000

4,230

3,840

School-based expenditure per pupil by local authority maintained secondary schools in London, 1997-98 and 2005-06

£

Secondary school-based expenditure per pupil

2005-06

1997-98

Of which:

Local authority name

All local authority maintained secondary schools

All local authority maintained secondary schools

Local authority maintained secondary schools with no religious denomination

Local authority maintained secondary schools with a specified religious denomination

Barking and Dagenham

2,650

4,850

4,880

4,570

Barnet

2,640

4,530

4,570

4,350

Bexley

2,350

4,100

4,050

4,300

Brent

3,850

5,180

5,060

5,530

Bromley

2,570

4,070

4,020

4,590

Camden

3,160

5,650

5,800

5,080

City of London

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1

1

1

Croydon

2,700

4,220

4,250

4,180

Ealing

2,700

4,880

4,900

4,780

Enfield

2,630

4,540

4,580

4,290

Greenwich

2,700

5,230

5,210

4,960

Hackney

3,070

5,980

6,170

5,780

Hammersmith and Fulham

3,400

5,440

6,160

4,770

Haringey

3,170

5,310

5,280

5,550

Harrow

2,860

4,620

4,700

4,160

Havering

2,720

4,470

4,550

4,240

Hillingdon

2,720

4,420

4,410

4,320

Hounslow

2,670

4,700

4,810

4,380

Islington

3,170

5,560

5,670

5,100

Kensington and Chelsea

3,410

5,850

5,860

5,840

Kingston upon Thames

2,480

4,230

4,240

4,200

Lambeth

3,290

5,870

6,110

5,620

Lewisham

3,050

5,480

5,380

5,640

Merton

2,490

4,250

4,360

4,000

Newham

2,820

5,210

5,270

4,850

Redbridge

2,610

4,210

4,260

4,000

Richmond upon Thames

2,550

4,380

4,360

4,660

Southwark

3,040

5,640

5,620

5,680

Sutton

2,540

4,130

4,180

3,900

Tower Hamlets

3,200

6,150

6,250

5,750

Waltham Forest

2,780

4,820

4,820

4,770

Wandsworth

2,640

5,190

5,170

5,310

Westminster

3,050

5,700

5,770

5,630

1 Figures not available.

Notes:

1. School-based expenditure includes only expenditure incurred directly by the schools. This includes the pay of teachers and school-based support staff, school premises costs, books and equipment, and certain other supplies and services, less any capital items funded from recurrent spending and income from sales, fees and charges and rents and rates. This excludes the central cost of support services such as home to school transport, local authority administration and the financing of capital expenditure. Central local authority expenditure cannot, in all cases, be attributed to a particular phase of education and consequently is excluded from the table.

2. Pupil numbers are full-time equivalent pupil numbers and are drawn from the DfES annual schools census adjusted to be on a financial year basis.

3. Expenditure was not distinguished between the pre-primary and primary sectors until the inception of section 52 for financial year 1999-2000. Comparable figures for school-based expenditure in local authority maintained nursery schools are not available for 2002-03 onwards and hence direct comparisons of the combined pre-primary and primary unit cost in 1997-98 should not be made with the unit cost for primary only in 2005-06.

4. The religious denomination of a school is drawn from the religious character field on Edubase (the DfES database of educational establishments). Schools that are known not to have a particular religious denomination are included in the no denomination column whereas the specified religious denomination column includes all local authority maintained schools in London with a specified religious character. Expenditure data for individual schools is not available in 1997-98 and hence we are unable to split the LA level figures for 1997-98 into schools with and without a religious denomination.

5. Spending in 1997-98 reflects the transfer of monies from local government to central Government for the nursery vouchers scheme. These were returned to local government from 1998-99.

6. 1999-2000 saw a change in data source when the data collection moved from the RO1 form collected by the CLG to the section 52 form from the DfES. 2002-03 saw a further break in the time series following the introduction of Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR) to schools and the associated restructuring of the outturn tables.

7. The calculation for 2005-06 onwards is broadly similar to the calculation in 1997-98. However, 1997-98 includes all premature retirement compensation (PRC) and Crombie payments, mandatory PRC payments and other indirect employee expenses whereas in 2005-06 only the schools element of these categories is included. Also, for some local authorities, expenditure that had previously been attributed to the school sectors was reported within the central local authority expenditure part of the form in 2005-06 and would therefore be excluded from the 2005-06 unit cost.

8. All data are subject to change by the local authority.

9. Figures are rounded to the nearest £10.