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Pupils: Per Capita Costs

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which 20 secondary schools in England had the (a) most and (b) least funding per pupil in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (150836)

The requested information for 2007-08 is shown in the following tables. Local authorities are responsible for determining the funding of the schools in their area through the local funding formula, in consultation with the Schools Forum. There are also a number of factors which can influence the per pupil funding of a school, including whether the school is about to open or close, its size and age-range. For this reason, additional contextual information has been included.

(a) The 20 secondary schools with highest revenue funding 2007-08 allocated via budget share plus grants per pupil

Local authority name

School name

DfES number

Total budget share plus grants allocated to school (£)

Open/closed indicator

Age range

January 2007 pupil count (FTE registered pupils) as reported on S52

Bristol City of

Redland Green

4802

30,470

New provision opened 1 September 2006

16 to 19

14

Hertfordshire

Yavneh College

4802

10,880

New opened 1 September 2006

11 to 18

93

Tower Hamlets

Sir John Cass Foundation and Redcoat Church of England Secondary School

4722

9,290

Open

11 to 18

869

Tower Hamlets

Mulberry School for Girls

4242

8,980

Open

11 to 18

1,050

Tower Hamlets

Bishop Challoner Catholic Collegiate Girls School

4726

8,910

Open

11 to 18

728

Somerset

Brymore School

5401

8,480

Open

13 to 17

183

Hillingdon

Ruislip High School

4023

8,460

New provision opened 1 September 2006

11 to 18

150

Lancashire

Hornby High School

4170

8,450

Open

11 to 16

174

Tower Hamlets

George Green’s School

4505

0,350

Open

11 to 19

1,012

Tower Hamlets

Raine’s Foundation School

5400

8,330

Open|

11 to 18

730

Brent

Cardinal Hinsley Mathematics and Computing College

5407

8,310

Open

11 to 19

465

Lancashire

Skerton Community High School

4005

8,200

Open

11 to 10

255

Tower Hamlets

Central Foundation Girls’ School

4507

7,860

Open

11 to 18

1,158

Hackney

The Skinners’ Company’s School for Girls

4686

7,560

Open but proposed to close 31 August 2010

11 to 18

720

Lancashire

City of Preston High School

4004

7,390

Open

11 to 16

418

Tower Hamlets

St Paul’s Way Community School

4277

7,330

Open

11 to 16

999

Hackney

Hackney Free and Parochial Church of England Secondary School Specialist Sports College

4697

7,290

Open

11 to 16

715

Stockton-on-Tees

Bishopsgarth School

4106

7,260

Open

11 to 16

484

Hammersmith and Fulham

Hurlingham and Chelsea Secondary School

4319

7,260

Open

11 to 16

546

Plymouth

Parkside Community Technology College

4193

7,250

Open

11 to 16

196

(b) The 20 secondary schools with lowest revenue funding 2007-08 allocated via budget share plus grants per pupil

Local authority name

School name

DfES Number

Total budget share plus grants allocated to school (£)

Open/Closed Indicator

Age Range

January 2007 Pupil Count (FTE registered pupils) as reported on S52

Leicestershire

Brockington College

4506

3,340

Open

11 to 14

792

Leicestershire

Lutterworth High School

4015

3,360

Open

11 to 14

729

Leicestershire

Thomas Estley Community College

4057

3,370

Open

11 to 14

732

Leicestershire

Kibworth High School and Community Centre

4055

3,400

Open

11 to 14

7oa

Leicestershire

Brookvale High School

4051

3,400

Open

11 to 14

673

Leicestershire

Welland Park Community College

4017

3,430

Open

11 to 14

680

Leicestershire

Humphrey Perkins High School

4000

3,440

Open

11 to 14

15

Cambridgeshire

Soham Village College

5415

3,440

Open

11 to 16

1,337

Leicestershire

Ivanhoe College

4028

3,470

Open

11 to 14

881

Cambridgeshire

Swavesey Village College

4007

3,480

Open

11 to 16

1,174

Buckinghamshire

The Cottesloe School

5407

3,490

Open

11 to 18

1,100

Buckinghamshire

John Colet School

4044

3,500

Open

11 to 18

1,018

Hampshire

Brookfield Community School and Language College

4136

3,500

Open

11 to 16

1,754

Leicestershire

Hastings High School

4020

3,520

Open

11 to 14

522

Hampshire

Thomden School

4175

3,530

Open

11 to 10

1,383

Derbyshire

John Port School

5405

3,540

Open

11 to 18

2,032

Cambridgeshire

Linton Village College

5416

3,540

Open

11 to 16

798

Buckinghamshire

Buckingham School

4004

3,540

Open

11 to 18

1,041

Leicestershire

Market Bosworth High School and Community College

4016

3,540

Open

11 to 14

614

Leicestershire

John Ferneley High School

4044

3,540

Open

11 to 14

570

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will publish the latest figures for funding per pupil in each English school; and if he will make a statement. (154524)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) if he will take steps to allocate higher levels of funding to school pupils from deprived backgrounds; and if he will make a statement; (154612)

(2) if he will make a statement on his plans to reform deprivation-related funding for schools.

Funding for local authorities within the Dedicated Schools Grant includes an element for deprivation as detailed in my previous response to the hon. Member’s earlier question answered on 26 July 2007, Official Report, column 1405W.

A review is currently under way to look at how much funding each local authority is passing on to schools on the basis of deprivation and how this can be improved where necessary. As part of the process Departmental officials will be collecting baseline information regarding the distribution in 2007-08 in order that change can be tracked in future years.