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Schools: Finance

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 17 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which schools with 30 per cent. or more of pupils eligible for free school meals ran a budget surplus in the last year for which data are available; and how much the surplus was in each case. (249123)

The table to be placed in the House Libraries sets out the value of the budget surplus as at 31 March 2008, for those schools with more than 30 per cent. of their children known to be eligible for free school meals. Balances for all schools in England for the financial year 2007-08 were published on 24 February 2009 and I made a statement to the house on the same day. The full data are available at