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Pupils: Disadvantaged

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent estimate is of the amount of per pupil deprivation-related funding for each school in England for the latest 12 months for which information is available; and if he will make a statement. (163536)

Providing this information at school level would require an analysis of the detail within each of 148 local authority formulae, which could be done only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will make a statement on the different methodologies used by local authorities to distribute deprivation-related funding. (163537)

In September 2006, my Department produced a technical review of deprivation indicators, containing summary information on the main deprivation indicators potentially available and the extent to which they were being used by local authorities for that purpose. This guidance can be found on the Teachernet website at the following link:

www.teachernet.gov.uk/docbank/index.cfm?id=10254