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Pupils: Per Capita Costs

Volume 461: debated on Monday 11 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much his Department spent on education per pupil in Brent in (a) 1997 and (b) 2006. (140968)

Total funding per school pupil aged 3-19 in 1997-98 was £3,840. In 2005-06, the latest information collected by the Department was £5,350.


1. Price Base: Real terms at 2005-06 prices, based on GDP deflators as at 27 September 2006.

2. Figures reflect relevant sub-blocks of Standard Spending Assessment / Education Formula Spending (EFS) settlements and exclude the pensions transfer to EFS and LSC.

3. 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.

4. The pupil numbers used to convert £ million figures to per pupil are those underlying the SSA/EFS settlement calculations plus PLASC 3-year-old maintained pupils and estimated 3 to 4-year-olds funded through state support in maintained and other educational institutions where these are not included in the SSA pupil numbers.

5. Rounding: Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

6. Status: Some of the grant allocations have not been finalised. If these do change, the effect on the funding figures is expected to be minimal.