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Pupils: Per Capita Costs

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what average Government spending was per child in (a) Uxbridge constituency, (b) each London borough and (c) England in (i) primary schools and (ii) secondary schools in each year since 1997. (169682)

The Department allocates education funding to local authorities so the requested information for Uxbridge constituency is not available. The figures for Hillingdon local authority are included in the breakdown by London boroughs.

The revenue funding figures per pupil for primary schools (pupils aged three to 10), secondary schools (pupils aged 11 to 15) and all pupils (aged three to 19) for England and for each local authority in Greater London for years 1997-98 to 2005-06 are as follows:

Primary (pupils aged three to 10)

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

England

2,560

2,660

2,830

3,070

3,260

3,340

3,550

3,660

3,870

Barking and Dagenham

2,690

2,940

3,100

3,320

3,520

3,700

4,030

4,170

4,350

Barnet

2,770

2,850

3,020

3,190

3,460

3,540

3,840

3,970

4,260

Bexley

2,610

2,720

2,840

3,010

3,180

3,280

3,510

3,610

3,770

Brent

3,170

3,280

3,490

3,680

3,940

4,130

4,400

4,570

4,860

Bromley

2,630

2,750

2,910

3,110

3,280

3,340

3,480

3,600

3,790

Camden

3,820

3,780

4,080

4,410

4,720

4,890

5,300

5,540

5,750

Croydon

2,890

2,930

3,120

3,310

3,510

3,620

3,770

3,920

4,100

Ealing

2,840

3,040

3,250

3,500

3,750

3,860

4,220

4,390

4,700

Enfield

2,860

2,970

3,190

3,390

3,610

3,780

3,990

4,140

4,310

Greenwich

3,360

3,440

3,730

4,080

4,310

4,460

4,760

4,920

5,240

Hackney

3,970

3,990

4,340

4,650

4,890

5,110

5,450

5,610

5,980

Hammersmith and Fulham

3,730

3,750

4,020

4,370

4,650

4,930

5,190

5,390

5,570

Haringey

3,290

3,390

3,670

3,960

4,260

4,410

4,620

4,820

4,980

Harrow

2,750

2,820

2,990

3,220

3,400

3,490

3,830

3,990

4,250

Havering

2,600

2,710

2,830

3,020

3,220

3,290

3,460

3,560

3,750

Hillingdon

2,770

2,860

3,040

3,230

3,350

3,430

3,740

3,890

4,140

Hounslow

2,850

2,960

3,180

3,410

3,610

3,800

4,160

4,290

4,570

Islington

3,620

3,760

4,040

4,460

4,780

4,940

5,240

5,440

5,760

Kensington and Chelsea

3,640

3,710

4,110

4,490

4,860

5,190

5,400

5,600

5,750

Kingston upon Thames

2,560

2,650

2,820

3,060

3,290

3,330

3,510

3,630

3,890

Lambeth

3,990

4,020

4,300

4,610

4,820

5,040

5,310

5,520

5,760

Lewisham

3,650

3,710

3,950

4,220

4,480

4,670

4,940

5,050

5,380

Merton

2,780

2,820

3,010

3,270

3,530

3,520

3,830

3,980

4,240

Newham

3,380

3,490

3,670

3,890

4,170

4,330

4,600

4,760

5,010

Redbridge

2,860

2,910

3,060

3,220

3,390

3,460

3,700

3,840

4,050

Richmond upon Thames

2,710

2,690

2,840

3,070

3,260

3,300

3,470

3,610

3,830

Southwark

3,680

3,770

4,050

4,340

4,600

4,780

5,000

5,130

5,530

Sutton

2,800

2,820

2,970

3,160

3,340

3,400

3,570

3,700

3,860

Tower Hamlets

3,800

3,960

4,370

4,650

4,970

5,190

5,620

5,780

6,190

Waltham Forest

3,180

3,230

3,420

3,660

3,920

4,070

4,230

4,410

4,570

Wandsworth

3,380

3,430

3,670

3,940

4,180

4,260

4,640

4,750

5,080

Westminster

3,650

3,640

3,980

4,260

4,530

4,760

5,120

5,260

5,490

Secondary (aged 11 to 15)

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

England

3,490

3,580

3,710

4,020

4,230

4,330

4,410

4,600

4,770

Barking and Dagenham

4,070

4,180

4,290

4,690

5,030

5,100

5,070

5,270

5,370

Barnet

3,720

3,790

3,930

4,140

4,490

4,640

4,700

4,930

5,230

Bexley

3,610

3,700

3,780

4,010

4,250

4,360

4,380

4,570

4,710

Brent

4,480

4,520

4,700

5,000

5,420

5,550

5,670

5,940

6,170

Bromley

3,540

3,610

3,720

3,950

4,200

4,310

4,440

4,670

4,820

Camden

4,710

4,850

5,200

5,700

6,040

6,190

6,550

6,850

6,920

Croydon

3,910

4,020

4,180

4,430

4,730

4,880

4,950

5,150

5,320

Ealing

4,180

4,280

4,420

4,800

5,210

5,230

5,370

5,670

5,950

Enfield

3,930

3,980

4,090

4,330

4,740

4,880

4,940

5,150

5,280

Greenwich

4,620

4,730

5,030

5,600

5,900

5,990

6,110

6,300

6,610

Hackney

5,440

5,590

5,970

6,440

6,800

6,980

7,370

7,720

7,980

Hammersmith and Fulham

4,800

4,990

5,280

5,730

6,070

6,360

6,590

6,890

6,970

Haringey

4,680

4,730

5,020

5,410

5,800

5,890

6,220

6,490

6,530

Harrow

3,750

3,840

3,960

4,180

4,510

4,690

4,840

5,050

5,210

Havering

3,570

3,660

3,740

3,970

4,240

4,350

4,410

4,620

4,780

Hillingdon

3,710

3,790

3,950

4,190

4,440

4,580

4,630

4,880

5,150

Hounslow

3,960

4,050

4,190

4,450

4,820

4,960

5,120

5,330

5,560

Islington

5,050

5,170

5,500

6,090

6,580

6,760

6,860

7,110

7,420

Kensington and Chelsea

4,570

4,820

5,170

5,640

6,010

6,450

7,000

7,280

7,310

Kingston upon Thames

3,530

3,610

3,720

3,950

4,240

4,380

4,450

4,650

4,890

Lambeth

5,520

5,720

6,120

6,660

6,970

7,170

7,120

7,560

7,760

Lewisham

4,870

4,990

5,270

5,710

6,080

6,290

6,540

6,780

7,120

Merton

3,800

3,890

4,020

4,270

4,640

4,710

4,840

5,080

5,350

Newham

4,550

4,690

4,880

5,300

5,680

5,760

5,700

5,910

6,100

Redbridge

3,820

3,900

3,990

4,260

4,560

4,670

4,530

4,730

4,890

Richmond upon Thames

3,420

3,510

3,620

3,870

4,140

4,290

4,460

4,690

4,870

Southwark

5,060

5,140

5,440

5,920

6,280

6,470

6,670

7,270

7,470

Sutton

3,580

3,650

3,740

3,940

4,190

4,300

4,440

4,650

4,770

Tower Hamlets

5,350

5,420

5,850

6,360

6,770

6,920

6,970

7,250

7,520

Waltham Forest

4,260

4,310

4,540

4,900

5,290

5,410

5,500

5,690

5,790

Wandsworth

4,610

4,650

4,950

5,370

5,670

5,710

6,110

6,320

6,520

Westminster

4,490

4.590

4,930

5.370

5,650

5,880

6,340

6,520

6,620

Total (pupils aged three to 19)

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

England

3,120

3,180

3,320

3,580

3,760

3,870

4,000

4,150

4,350

Barking and Dagenham

3,410

3,570

3,690

3,960

4,190

4,360

4,530

4,720

4,880

Barnet

3,410

3,450

3,580

3,760

4,040

4,190

4,360

4,510

4,800

Bexley

3,190

3,260

3,350

3,540

3,730

3,860

3,990

4,120

4,310

Brent

3,950

4,000

4,160

4,360

4,640

4,840

5,050

5,240

5,500

Bromley

3,210

3,270

3,390

3,590

3,780

3,900

4,030

4,200

4,380

Camden

4,660

4,640

4,890

5,260

5,510

5,720

5,920

6,180

6,340

Croydon

3,460

3,510

3,660

3,870

4,080

4,210

4,290

4,480

4,660

Ealing

3,580

3,710

3,860

4,150

4,420

4,530

4,770

4,980

5,270

Enfield

3,520

3,570

3,720

3,930

4,190

4,380

4,490

4,670

4,830

Greenwich

4,120

4,170

4,430

4,850

5,080

5,300

5,440

5,610

5,920

Hackney

4,820

4,830

5,140

5,500

5,720

5,930

6,180

6,390

6,730

Hammersmith and Fulham

4,580

4,620

4,840

5,210

5,450

5,760

5,880

6,120

6,260

Haringey

4,060

4,100

4,350

4,660

4,950

5,080

5,280

5,510

5,640

Harrow

3,330

3,380

3,510

3,740

3,950

4,070

4,280

4,470

4,690

Havering

3,170

3,240

3,330

3,530

3,740

3,840

3,950

4,100

4,280

Hillingdon

3,370

3,420

3,560

3,770

3,900

4,040

4,220

4,430

4,690

Hounslow

3,560

3,630

3,790

4,030

4,260

4,470

4,700

4,860

5,120

Islington

4,460

4,550

4,790

5,280

5,610

5,760

5,920

6,160

6,490

Kensington and Chelsea

4,550

4,620

4,940

5,320

5,590

5,940

6,070

6,320

6,450

Kingston upon Thames

3,180

3,230

3,360

3,580

3,810

3,930

4,070

4,260

4,500

Lambeth

4,890

4,930

5,160

5,510

5,710

5,920

5,980

6,230

6,490

Lewisham

4,400

4,440

4,640

4,960

5,220

5,410

5,610

5,780

6,090

Merton

3,380

3,420

3,570

3,820

4,100

4,120

4,320

4,500

4,770

Newham

4,050

4,150

4,310

4,580

4,880

5,010

5,120

5,300

5,530

Redbridge

3,500

3,520

3,610

3,800

3,990

4,130

4,180

4,360

4,540

Richmond upon Thames

3,190

3,190

3,310

3,540

3,730

3,790

3,890

4,060

4,260

Southwark

4,440

4,490

4,730

5,060

5,320

5,500

5,650

5,900

6,260

Sutton

3,360

3,360

3,470

3,650

3,840

3,990

4,120

4,300

4,460

Tower Hamlets

4,670

4,780

5,180

5,550

5,870

6,070

6,280

6,470

6,820

Waltham Forest

3,830

3,850

4,020

4,290

4,570

4,720

4,820

5,030

5,180

Wandsworth

4,200

4,200

4,390

4,690

4,900

4,980

5,300

5,470

5,780

Westminster

4,500

4,490

4,770

5,100

5,290

5,520

5,770

5,950

6,100

Notes:

1. Price Base: Real terms at 2006-07 prices, based on GDP deflators as at 26.09.07.

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 three to 19 and exclude education maintenance allowances (EMAs) and grants not allocated at LEA level. For those authorities in receipt of advance of grant under the transitional support arrangements for 2004-05, advance grant funding is included in the year of payment (2004-05). There will be a consequential reduction in DfES grant for these LEAs in future years (either 2006-07 and 2007-08 or 2006-7 to 2008-9, depending on the terms on which the advance was given to the LEA). The pupil numbers used to convert £ million figures to per pupil are those underlying the SSA/EFS settlement calculations plus PLASC three-year-old maintained pupils and estimated three to four-year-olds funded through state support in maintained and other educational institutions where these are not included in the SSA pupil numbers.

4. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

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

6. 1997-98 figures for authorities subject to local government reorganisation in that year have been estimated, pro-rata to their post LGR figures.

The revenue per pupil 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 1997-98 to 2005-06 because the introduction of the DSG in 2006-07 fundamentally changed how local authorities are funded.

The 1997-98 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. The DSG is based on planned spend. In addition, the DSG has a different coverage to EFS, which comprises a schools block and an LEA block (to cover LEA central functions) whereas DSG only covers the schools block. LEA block items are still funded through DCLG's local government finance settlement but education items cannot be separately identified. Consequently, there is a break in the Department's time series as the two sets of data are not comparable.

The per pupil revenue funding figures for years 2006-07 to 2007-08 for England and for each local authority in Greater London are provided in the following table. The DSG is distributed through a single guaranteed unit of funding per pupil so a split between primary and secondary funding is not available.

DSG plus grants 2006-07

DSG plus grants 2007-08

England

4,240

4,410

Barking and Dagenham

4,700

4,980

Barnet

4,730

4,880

Bexley

4,280

4,430

Brent

5,070

5,320

Bromley

4,130

4,290

Camden

6,350

6,560

Croydon

4,410

4,610

Ealing

5,070

5,260

Enfield

4,660

4,820

Greenwich

5,620

5,830

Hackney

6,560

6,720

Hammersmith and Fulham

6,010

6,220

Haringey

5,350

5,560

Harrow

4,550

4,720

Havering

4,220

4,370

Hillingdon

4,550

4,690

Hounslow

4,920

5,080

Islington

6,100

6,370

Kensington and Chelsea

6,150

6,280

Kingston upon Thames

4,430

4,550

Lambeth

6,070

6,290

Lewisham

5,820

5,990

Merton

4,570

4,720

Newham

5,350

5,580

Redbridge

4,340

4,530

Richmond upon Thames

4,320

4,450

Southwark

6,110

6,310

Sutton

4,350

4,510

Tower Hamlets

6,650

6,920

Waltham Forest

4,910

5,070

Wandsworth

5,360

5,590

Westminster

5,730

6,000

Notes:

1. The revenue funding per pupil figures only run to 2005-06 because we cannot provide a consistent time series beyond that year as the introduction of the dedicated schools grant (DSG) in 2006-07 fundamentally changed how local authorities are funded. The 1998-99 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. In 2006-07 funding for schools changed with the introduction of the DSG which is based largely on an authority's previous spending.

2. In addition, DSG has a different coverage to EFS: EFS comprised a schools block and an LEA block (to cover LEA central functions) whereas DSG only covers the school block. LEA block items are still funded through DCLG's local government finance settlement but education items cannot be separately identified. This means we have a break in our time series as the two sets of data are not comparable.

3. Price Base: Real terms at 2006-07 prices, based on GDP deflators as at 26 September 2007.

4. This covers funding through the dedicated schools grant, school standards grant, school standards grant (personalisation) and standards fund; it excludes grants not allocated at LEA level.

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

6. Figures are in real terms.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average Government spending per child in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in West Chelmsford Parliamentary constituency was in (i) the latest year for which figures are available and (ii) 2001. (169765)

The Department allocates education funding to local authorities so the requested information for West Chelmsford constituency is not available. The revenue funding figures per pupil for 2001-02 and 2005-06 for Essex local authority are shown in the following table.

2001-02 (£)

2005-06 (£)

Primary (pupils aged 3-10)

3,210

3,720

Secondary (pupils aged 11-15)

4,130

4,610

Total (pupils aged 3-19)

3,690

4,190

Notes:

1. Price Base: Real terms at 2006-07 prices, based on GDP deflators as at 26 September 2007.

2. Figures reflect relevant sub-blocks of Standard Spending Assessment/Education Formula Spending (EPS) 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. For those authorities in receipt of advance of grant under the transitional support arrangements for 2004-05, advance grant funding is included in the year of payment (2004-05). There will be a consequential reduction in DfES grant for these LEAs in future years (either 2006-07 and 2007-08 or 2006-07 to 2008-09, depending on the terms on which the advance was given to the LEA).

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.

4. Rounding: Figures are rounded to the nearest £10.

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

6. The figures are in real terms

The latest year for which comparable figures are available is 2005-06 and these have been given in the table. The latest revenue per pupil figures available are for 2007-08 and are taken from the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) which was introduced in April 2006. They are not comparable with those for 2001-02 and 2005-06 because the introduction of the DSG in 2006-07 fundamentally changed how local authorities are funded.

The 2001-02 and 2005-06 figures are based on Education Formula Spending (EPS) which formed the education part of the Local Government Finance Settlement, plus various grants. The DSG is based on planned spend. In addition, the DSG has a different coverage to EFS, which comprises a schools block and an LEA block (to cover LEA central functions) whereas DSG only covers the schools block. LEA block items are still funded through DCLG’s Local Government Finance Settlement but education items cannot be separately identified. Consequently, there is a break in the Department’s time series as the two sets of data are not comparable.

The per pupil revenue funding figure based on DSG plus grants for 2007-08 for Essex was £4,180.

The DSG is distributed through a single guaranteed unit of funding per pupil so a split between primary and secondary funding is not available. This figure is for all funded pupils aged 3-15 and is in real terms.

Notes:

1. The revenue funding per pupil figures only run to 2005-06 because we cannot provide a consistent time series beyond that year as the introduction of the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) in 2006-07 fundamentally changed how local authorities are funded. The 1998-99 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. In 2006-07, funding for schools changed with the introduction of the DSG which is based largely on an authority’s previous spending.

2. In addition, DSG has a different coverage to EPS: EPS comprised a schools block and an LEA block (to cover LEA central functions) whereas DSG only covers the school block. LEA block items are still funded through DCLG’s Local Government Finance Settlement but education items cannot be separately identified. This means we have a break in our time series as the two sets of data are not comparable.

3. Price Base: Real terms at 2006-07 prices, based on GDP deflators as at 26 September 2007.

4. This covers funding through the Dedicated Schools Grant, School Standards Grant, School Standards Grant (Personalisation) and Standards Fund; it excludes grants not allocated at LEA level.

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