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Sixth Form Education: Finance

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what plans he has to publish the research conducted by KPMG on the funding gap between school sixth forms and further education colleges, as referred to on page 37 of the Learning and Skills Council Statement of Priorities, 2008-09 to 2010-11; and if he will make a statement. (201205)

As set out in the Learning and Skills Council's Statement of Priorities (November 2007), a common 16-18 funding approach for schools, colleges and providers will be introduced from 2008/09. This will support better partnership and collaboration between institutions and is key to the successful delivery of the 14-19 reforms.

In line with Cabinet Office guidance there are no plans to publish the KPMG report in the period leading up to the local elections. However, we aim to publish it thereafter.