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Schools: Finance

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what central Government funding was available to schools in each London borough in each of the last five years. (162214)

The revenue funding figures available to schools in each of the London boroughs for years 2003-04 to 2005-06 are as follows:

EFS + grants2003-042004-052005-06Barking and Dagenham120.6131.1139.0Barnet186.1196.9207.3Bexley140.6150.1161.6Brent173.7185.7200.3Bromley176.2189.7202.6Camden114.3124.0130.5Croydon190.9205.6216.0Ealing179.3189.0201.6Enfield194.3210.3222.8Greenwich172.2184.1195.9Hackney143.2153.3166.9Hammersmith and Fulham90.898.0101.5Haringey152.0166.8172.7Harrow110.2117.9125.6Havering131.5141.4149.0Hillingdon155.5168.3179.1Hounslow148.0157.8168.7Islington123.0130.4138.1Kensington and Chelsea59.764.668.1Kingston upon Thames75.582.489.6Lambeth153.1163.6172.2Lewisham169.8179.9188.7Merton86.792.7101.1Newham222.0235.7249.6Red bridge162.3175.2187.0Richmond upon Thames69.675.081.1Southwark175.6183.6199.1Sutton112.3123.5131.4Tower Hamlets197.6211.2228.4Waltham Forest152.6162.5170.9Wandsworth135.7146.1155.7Westminster98.0106.0113.1 Notes: 1. Price base: cash. 2. Figures reflect relevant sub-blocks of Education Formula Spending (EPS) settlements and include the pensions transfer to EFS and the Learning and Skills Council. 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 EFS figures exclude the LEA block funding (to cover LEA central functions). Figures also exclude any capital funding. 5. Where responsibility for funding a school has transferred from an authority, related funding no longer appears in the series. 6. Rounding: figures are rounded to the nearest £0.1 million. 7. 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.

The revenue figures shown in the following table are taken from the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) which was introduced in April 2006. They are not comparable with those for the years 2003-04 to 2005-06 because the introduction of the DSG in 2006-07 fundamentally changed how local authorities are funded.

The DSG is based largely on an authority's previous spending. The 2003-04 to 2005-06 figures are based on Education Formula Spending (EFS) which formed the education part of the Local Government Finance Settlement, plus various grants. This was an assessment of what local authorities needed to fund education rather than what they spent. Consequently, there is a break in the Department's time series as the two sets of data are not comparable. An alternative time series is currently under development.

The revenue funding figures available to schools in each of the London boroughs for years 2006-07 to 2007-08 are as follows:

DSG + grants

2006-07

2007-08

Barking and Dagenham

145.9

157.4

Barnet

219.3

231.9

Bexley

169.5

178.4

Brent

205.1

221.5

Bromley

202.2

212.9

Camden

143.3

150.1

Croydon

220.8

232.8

Ealing

211.0

227.4

Enfield

234.6

248.9

Greenwich

202.1

213.0

Hackney

170.5

174.9

Hammersmith and Fulham

101.0

103.5

Haringey

180.2

190.4

Harrow

134.2

142.5

Havering

156.9

165.2

Hillingdon

186.6

197.5

Hounslow

175.3

185.2

Islington

140.3

144.2

Kensington and Chelsea

69.7

71.9

Kingston upon Thames

95.1

100.4

Lambeth

175.8

188.2

Lewisham

196.4

202.2

Merton

102.5

105.7

Newham

258.5

274.4

Redbridge

195.4

211.8

Richmond upon Thames

89.7

95.1

Southwark

201.3

197.8

Sutton

136.9

145.8

Tower Hamlets

244.2

261.0

Waltham Forest

176.3

183.3

Wandsworth

157.5

167.3

Westminster

109.6

112.1

Notes: 1. Price base: cash. 2. Figures exclude capital funding. 3. Where responsibility for funding a school has transferred from an authority, related funding no longer appears in the series. 4. Rounding: figures are rounded to the nearest £0.1 million. 5. 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.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will make a statement on his latest plans to claw back five per cent. of school year-end surpluses; and if he will publish the responses to the public consultation on the issue. (163185)

On 30 October I announced the Government's decisions following the consultation. I refer the hon. Member to the written ministerial statement of that date, Official Report, column 29WS.

The Department for Children, Schools and Families will be producing a report on the consultation in due course.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much of the schools budget was retained centrally by each local authority in (a) cash terms and (b) as a percentage of the total schools budget in the most recent year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (164015)

The information requested is contained within the following table:

Total schools budget1, 2 for local authorities in England: 2007-08

Of which: centrally retained2, 3, 4

Local authority name

Total schools budget1, 3, 4 (£)

cash terms (£)

as a percentage of total schools budget

England

34,358,576,000

3,884,484,000

11.3

Barking and Dagenham

157,849,000

15,695,000

9.9

Barnet

234,249,000

24,562,000

10.5

Barnsley

144,628,000

13,546,000

9.4

Bath and North East Somerset

109,883,000

17,418,000

15.9

Bedfordshire

280,305,000

28,059,000

10.0

Bexley

179,468,000

19,228,000

10.7

Birmingham

894,288,000

66,676,000

7.5

Blackburn and Darwen

124,369,000

14,778,000

11.9

Blackpool

93,668,000

13,914,000

14.9

Bolton

201,988,000

20,679,000

10.2

Bournemouth

88,356,000

11,355,000

12.9

Bracknell Forest

67,614,000

10,318,000

15.3

Bradford

405,010,000

37,820,000

9.3

Brent

222,481,000

19,494,000

8.8

Brighton and Hove

138,596,000

19,672,000

14.2

Bromley

212,818,000

26,717,000

12.6

Buckinghamshire

338,508,000

53,412,000

15.8

Bury

117,640,000

12,237,000

10.4

Calderdale

152,351,000

14,391,000

9.4

Cambridgeshire

332,946,000

39,305,000

11.8

Camden

154,825,000

27,224,000

17.6

Cheshire

439,234,000

52,885,000

12.0

City of Bristol

225,835,000

31,338,000

13.9

City of Kingston-Upon-Hull

172,819,000

19,812,000

11.5

City of London

2,187,000

753,000

34.4

Cornwall

319,656,000

47,090,000

14.7

Coventry

231,196,000

25,566,000

11.1

Croydon

233,034,000

28,717,000

12.3

Cumbria

326,906,000

31,416,000

9.6

Darlington

67,158,000

7,392,000

11.0

Derby

170,317,000

15,612,000

9.2

Derbyshire

478,136,000

48,503,000

10.1

Devon

407,649,000

35,134,000

8.6

Doncaster

208,718,000

18,894,000

9.1

Dorset

240,573,000

30,704,000

12.8

Dudley

212,850,000

21,988,000

10.3

Durham

335,661,000

25,958,000

7.7

Ealing

224,892,000

25,168,000

11.2

East Riding of Yorkshire

206,102,000

23,347,000

11.3

East Sussex

293,898,000

36,768,000

12.5

Enfield

254,752,000

25,735,000

10.1

Essex

886,153,000

97,632,000

11.0

Gateshead

126,688,000

13,022,000

10.3

Gloucestershire

362,470,000

46,715,000

12.9

Greenwich

216,022,000

23,951,000

11.1

Hackney

179,720,000

37,668,000

21.0

Halton

89,793,000

10,506,000

11.7

Hammersmith and Fulham

103,094,000

14,365,000

13.9

Hampshire

731,264,000

87,904,000

12.0

Haringey

188,566,000

20,296,000

10.8

Harrow

141,357,000

13,407,000

9.5

Hartlepool

69,641,000

7,041,000

10.1

Havering

163,311,000

14,926,000

9.1

Herefordshire

100,334,000

11,247,000

11.2

Hertfordshire

749,520,000

78,133,000

10.4

Hillingdon

203,133,000

20,895,000

10.3

Hounslow

187,789,000

19,546,000

10.4

Isle of Wight

88,230,000

11,127,000

12.6

Isles of Scilly

2,237,000

223,000

10.0

Islington

143,170,000

23,331,000

16.3

Kensington and Chelsea

73,088,000

10,226,000

14.0

Kent

955,253,000

111,953,000

11.7

Kingston upon Thames

101,088,000

9,100,000

9.0

Kirklees

283,170,000

29,792,000

10.5

Knowsley

113,245,000

13,227,000

11.7

Lambeth

184,690,000

25,465,000

13.8

Lancashire

759,377,000

84,774,000

11.2

Leeds

476,769,000

37,422,000

7.8

Leicester

222,070,000

33,256,000

15.0

Leicestershire

398,122,000

46,224,000

11.6

Lewisham

204,871,000

29,813,000

14.6

Lincolnshire

440,099,000

49,656,000

11.3

Liverpool

351,417,000

41,232,000

11.7

Luton

149,608,000

16,315,000

10.9

Manchester

328,704,000

39,952,000

12.2

Medway

195,410,000

21,292,000

10.9

Merton

105,488,000

15,058,000

14.3

Middlesbrough

92,884,000

10,316,000

11.1

Milton Keynes

174,612,000

20,152,000

11.5

Newcastle upon Tyne

177,675,000

22,962,000

12.9

Newham

277,123,000

32,184,000

11.6

Norfolk

486,377,000

47,743,000

9.8

North East Lincolnshire

115,711,000

21,240,000

18.4

North Lincolnshire

105,037,000

14,126,000

13.4

North Somerset

124,101,000

18,756,000

15.1

North Tyneside

127,974,000

8,714,000

6.8

North Yorkshire

372,273,000

34,509,000

9.3

Northamptonshire

439,883,000

53,786,000

12.2

Northumberland

211,756,000

25,632,000

12.1

Nottingham City

186,589,000

27,053,000

14.5

Nottinghamshire

490,354,000

44,661,000

9.1

Oldham

182,947,000

20,212,000

11.0

Oxfordshire

367,360,000

48,504,000

13.2

Peterborough

134,453,000

16,272,000

12.1

Plymouth

172,694,000

22,244,000

12.9

Poole

81,739,000

8,318,000

10.2

Portsmouth

111,175,000

10,744,000

9.7

Reading

78,470,000

13,491,000

17.2

Redbridge

212,399,000

18,452,000

8.7

Redcar and Cleveland

100,338,000

11,487,000

11.4

Richmond upon Thames

94,686,000

12,890,000

13.6

Rochdale

160,203,000

18,258,000

11.4

Rotherham

205,599,000

21,151,000

10.3

Rutland

21,015,000

2,032,000

9.7

Salford

151,393,000

21,576,000

14.3

Sandwell

224,175,000

20,045,000

8.9

Sefton

191,551,000

19,603,000

10.2

Sheffield

349,683,000

70,412,000

20.1

Shropshire

172,445,000

25,819,000

15.0

Slough

106,370,000

11,071,000

10.4

Solihull

138,904,000

15,555,000

11.2

Somerset

296,417,000

35,394,000

11.9

South Gloucestershire

162,926,000

17,436,000

10.7

South Tyneside

105,715,000

9,521,000

9.0

Southampton

133,868,000

17,653,000

13.2

Southend

123,654,000

14,967,000

12.1

Southwark

193,520,000

22,148,000

11.4

St. Helens

123,468,000

14,169,000

11.5

Staffordshire

524,551,000

50,150,000

9.6

Stockport

163,526,000

21,830,000

13.3

Stockton-on-Tees

130,976,000

13,066,000

10.0

Stoke on Trent

157,422,000

18,942,000

12.0

Suffolk

418,772,000

45,753,000

10.9

Sunderland

193,475,000

16,215,000

8.4

Surrey

618,803,000

72,057,000

11.6

Sutton

144,671,000

15,698,000

10.9

Swindon

115,011,000

13,388,000

11.6

Tameside

155,007,000

20,797,000

13.4

Telford and Wrekin

112,108,000

13,693,000

12.2

Thurrock

100,241,000

17,159,000

17.1

Torbay

83,760,000

10,669,000

12.7

Tower Hamlets

273,874,000

38,281,000

14.0

Trafford

150,777,000

14,654,000

9.7

Wakefield

215,575,000

17,335,000

8.0

Walsall

211,259,000

19,603,000

9.3

Waltham Forest

185,905,000

15,670,000

8.4

Wandsworth

170,558,000

9,541,000

5.6

Warrington

131,624,000

14,266,000

10.8

Warwickshire

324,544,000

33,634,000

10.4

West Berkshire

113,790,000

12,976,000

11.4

West Sussex

459,318,000

62,064,000

13.5

Westminster

114,833,000

14,805,000

12.9

Wigan

203,615,000

13,771,000

6.8

Wiltshire

281,781,000

35,617,000

12.6

Windsor and Maidenhead

88,700,000

11,227,000

12.7

Wirral

231,441,000

24,255,000

10.5

Wokingham

100,821,000

9,784,000

9.7

Wolverhampton

191,382,000

18,857,000

9.9

Worcestershire

331,921,000

29,595,000

8.9

York

100,652,000

11,902,000

11.8

1 Total schools budget figures are drawn from local authorities Section 52 Budget Statements submitted to the DCSF (formally DfES). This is calculated as the gross elements of any grants plus the net elements of the remainder of the schools budget. 2 Within the schools budget, the individual schools budget as well as any grants devolved to schools are treated as delegated to schools with the remainder of the schools budget controlled centrally by the local authority on behalf of its schools. 3 2007-08 data are subject to change by the local authority. 4 Cash figures are rounded to the nearest £1,000 and may not sum due to rounding. Note: Cash terms figures as reported by local authorities as at 9 November 2007.