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Schools: Finance

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much and what percentage of the dedicated schools grant was clawed back by each local authority (a) overall, (b) for spending by the local authority within the schools budgets and (c) for local authority central functions in the last year for which figures are available. (274585)

The dedicated schools grant (DSG) must be used in support of the schools budget, which covers both funding delegated to maintained schools and other provision for pupils. The DSG can be used to fund local authority central functions.

The following table provides details of the schools budget for each local authority in England for the 2008-09 financial year as well as details of the proportion of the schools budget retained centrally by the local authority for spending within the schools budget. Local authority budget data for 2009-10 financial year is currently in the process of being collected and validated by the DCSF.

Of which:

Total schools budget (net budget adjusted to show grants gross)

Delegated to schools

Retained centrally by the local authority for spending within the schools budget

Local authority name

£

£

Percentage of schools budget

£

Percentage of schools budget

England

35,387,808,000

31,338,078,000

88.6

4,049,729,000

11.4

Barking and Dagenham

167,893,000

151,763,000

90.4

16,130,000

9.6

Barnet

244,574,000

219,816,000

89.9

24,758,000

10.1

Barnsley

148,340,000

135,686,000

91.5

12,655,000

8.5

Bath and NE Somerset

112,972,000

95,983,000

85.0

16,989,000

15.0

Bedfordshire

284,944,000

257,248,000

90.3

27,696,000

9.7

Bexley

187,490,000

167,024,000

89.1

20,466,000

10.9

Birmingham

928,471,000

858,423,000

92.5

70,048,000

7.5

Blackburn and Darwen

124,443,000

110,693,000

89.0

13,750,000

11.0

Blackpool

94,557,000

80,818,000

85.5

13,739,000

14.5

Bolton

207,738,000

186,960,000

90.0

20,777,000

10.0

Bournemouth

91,023,000

80,426,000

88.4

10,598,000

11.6

Bracknell Forest

70,326,000

59,405,000

84.5

10,921,000

15.5

Bradford

414,661,000

378,096,000

91.2

36,565,000

8.8

Brent

237,660,000

214,983,000

90.5

22,676,000

9.5

Brighton and Hove

144,093,000

123,466,000

85.7

20,627,000

14.3

Bromley

224,310,000

193,044,000

86.1

31,267,000

13.9

Buckinghamshire

346,776,000

297,149,000

85.7

49,627,000

14.3

Bury

123,618,000

109,985,000

89.0

13,633,000

11.0

Calderdale

158,813,000

142,789,000

89.9

16,024,000

10.1

Cambridgeshire

347,173,000

303,684,000

87.5

43,489,000

12.5

Camden

157,452,000

132,777,000

84.3

24,675,000

15.7

Cheshire

453,482,000

400,028,000

88.2

53,453,000

11.8

City of Bristol

225,042,000

194,242,000

86.3

30,800,000

13.7

City of Kingston-upon-Hull

174,768,000

151,751,000

86.8

23,018,000

13.2

City of London

2,185,000

1,588,000

72.7

597,000

27.3

City of Nottingham

195,892,000

160,635,000

82.0

35,257,000

18.0

City of Peterborough

133,794,000

117,858,000

88.1

15,936,000

11.9

City of Plymouth

179,164,000

154,726,000

86.4

24,437,000

13.6

Cornwall

333,945,000

282,132,000

84.5

51,813,000

15.5

Coventry

236,634,000

211,873,000

89.5

24,761,000

10.5

Croydon

236,261,000

206,619,000

87.5

29,642,000

12.5

Cumbria

318,049,000

289,135,000

90.9

28,914,000

9.1

Darlington

65,305,000

57,346,000

87.8

7,959,000

12.2

Derby

173,682,000

159,190,000

91.7

14,492,000

8.3

Derbyshire

489,376,000

431,482,000

88.2

57,894,000

11.8

Devon

413,573,000

375,787,000

90.9

37,786,000

9.1

Doncaster

213,048,000

194,088,000

91.1

18,960,000

8.9

Dorset

253,532,000

220,663,000

87.0

32,868,000

13.0

Dudley

216,621,000

196,440,000

90.7

20,181,000

9.3

Durham

343,057,000

318,309,000

92.8

24,748,000

7.2

Ealing

235,678,000

208,413,000

88.4

27,265,000

11.6

East Riding of Yorkshire

212,120,000

188,062,000

88.7

24,058,000

11.3

East Sussex

304,368,000

260,982,000

85.7

43,387,000

14.3

Enfield

264,121,000

235,877,000

89.3

28,245,000

10.7

Essex

919,055,000

817,036,000

88.9

102,019,000

11.1

Gateshead

129,613,000

114,752,000

88.5

14,860,000

11.5

Gloucestershire

379,747,000

330,161,000

86.9

49,586,000

13.1

Greenwich

225,415,000

196,953,000

87.4

28,462,000

12.6

Hackney

179,196,000

147,317,000

82.2

31,879,000

17.8

Halton

91,504,000

82,442,000

90.1

9,062,000

9.9

Hammersmith and Fulham

105,793,000

91,130,000

86.1

14,664,000

13.9

Hampshire

771,188,000

655,707,000

85.0

115,481,000

15.0

Haringey

196,506,000

175,748,000

89.4

20,759,000

10.6

Harrow

148,306,000

133,669,000

90.1

14,636,000

9.9

Hartlepool

72,568,000

65,123,000

89.7

7,446,000

10.3

Havering

173,371,000

154,369,000

89.0

19,003,000

11.0

Herefordshire

101,908,000

89,871,000

88.2

12,037,000

11.8

Hertfordshire

784,762,000

701,626,000

89.4

83,136,000

10.6

Hillingdon

203,900,000

187,392,000

91.9

16,508,000

8.1

Hounslow

191,262,000

169,587,000

88.7

21,675,000

11.3

Isle of Wight

88,712,000

77,915,000

87.8

10,797,000

12.2

Isles of Stilly

2,439,000

2,127,000

87.2

312,000

12.8

Islington

145,909,000

122,412,000

83.9

23,497,000

16.1

Kensington and Chelsea

73,711,000

64,935,000

88.1

8,776,000

11.9

Kent

972,054,000

854,203,000

87.9

117,851,000

12.1

Kingston-upon-Thames

103,715,000

94,431,000

91.0

9,283,000

9.0

Kirklees

298,207,000

263,192,000

88.3

35,015,000

11.7

Knowsley

115,962,000

98,920,000

85.3

17,043,000

14.7

Lambeth

201,652,000

170,248,000

84.4

31,404,000

15.6

Lancashire

771,672,000

692,908,000

89.8

78,765,000

10.2

Leeds

499,525,000

458,167,000

91.7

41,358,000

8.3

Leicester City

226,578,000

194,209,000

85.7

32,368,000

14.3

Leicestershire

417,379,000

365,870,000

87.7

51,509,000

12.3

Lewisham

206,951,000

176,586,000

85.3

30,365,000

14.7

Lincolnshire

459,678,000

409,245,000

89.0

50,433,000

11.0

Liverpool

361,438,000

314,426,000

87.0

47,012,000

13.0

Luton

152,145,000

136,816,000

89.9

15,330,000

10.1

Manchester

341,607,000

297,295,000

87.0

44,311,000

13.0

Medway

199,127,000

179,361,000

90.1

19,766,000

9.9

Merton

108,106,000

91,738,000

84.9

16,368,000

15.1

Middlesbrough

94,913,000

83,672,000

88.2

11,240,000

11.8

Milton Keynes

183,901,000

166,873,000

90.7

17,028,000

9.3

Newcastle upon Tyne

179,033,000

159,920,000

89.3

19,112,000

10.7

Newham

295,363,000

260,611,000

88.2

34,752,000

11.8

Norfolk

503,342,000

453,901,000

90.2

49,441,000

9.8

North East Lincolnshire

102,773,000

90,576,000

88.1

12,197,000

11.9

North Lincolnshire

106,752,000

91,530,000

85.7

15,222,000

14.3

North Somerset

125,073,000

110,657,000

88.5

14,416,000

11.5

North Tyneside

131,289,000

122,713,000

93.5

8,577,000

6.5

North Yorkshire

388,723,000

349,675,000

90.0

39,049,000

10.0

Northamptonshire

458,999,000

386,823,000

84.3

72,176,000

15.7

Northumberland

225,067,000

192,079,000

85.3

32,988,000

14.7

Nottinghamshire

509,791,000

468,675,000

91.9

41,116,000

8.1

Oldham

188,084,000

165,305,000

87.9

22,780,000

12.1

Oxfordshire

375,858,000

326,615,000

86.9

49,243,000

13.1

Poole

83,938,000

75,321,000

89.7

8,618,000

10.3

Portsmouth

113,816,000

103,369,000

90.8

10,447,000

9.2

Reading

81,566,000

68,139,000

83.5

13,427,000

16.5

Redbridge

224,776,000

204,044,000

90.8

20,732,000

9.2

Redcar and Cleveland

103,824,000

91,521,000

88.2

12,303,000

11.8

Richmond-upon-Thames

100,169,000

85,879,000

85.7

14,291,000

14.3

Rochdale

160,867,000

144,289,000

89.7

16,578,000

10.3

Rotherham

211,127,000

187,787,000

88.9

23,340,000

11.1

Rutland

21,799,000

19,315,000

88.6

2,483,000

11.4

Salford

146,929,000

128,409,000

87.4

18,519,000

12.6

Sandwell

221,236,000

200,523,000

90.6

20,713,000

9.4

Sefton

194,401,000

175,655,000

90.4

18,747,000

9.6

Sheffield

354,638,000

293,489,000

82.8

61,150,000

17.2

Shropshire

180,827,000

147,943,000

81.8

32,884,000

18.2

Slough

112,826,000

101,456,000

89.9

11,370,000

10.1

Solihull

142,536,000

127,511,000

89.5

15,024,000

10.5

Somerset

312,300,000

268,107,000

85.8

44,193,000

14.2

South Gloucestershire

168,581,000

148,320,000

88.0

20,261,000

12.0

South Tyneside

107,971,000

99,629,000

92.3

8,342,000

7.7

Southampton

127,519,000

113,262,000

88.8

14,257,000

11.2

Southend

127,799,000

112,468,000

88.0

15,331,000

12.0

Southwark

189,960,000

164,156,000

86.4

25,804,000

13.6

St. Helens

125,228,000

111,191,000

88.8

14,037,000

11.2

Staffordshire

539,822,000

483,675,000

89.6

56,148,000

10.4

Stockport

166,913,000

146,106,000

87.5

20,807,000

12.5

Stockton-on-Tees

132,046,000

121,274,000

91.8

10,771,000

8.2

Stoke

164,827,000

141,135,000

85.6

23,692,000

14.4

Suffolk

427,824,000

384,381,000

89.8

43,443,000

10.2

Sunderland

191,581,000

177,874,000

92.8

13,707,000

7.2

Surrey

648,839,000

567,897,000

87.5

80,942,000

12.5

Sutton

153,426,000

135,500,000

88.3

17,926,000

11.7

Swindon

124,344,000

108,391,000

87.2

15,952,000

12.8

Tameside

157,679,000

137,424,000

87.2

20,254,000

12.8

Telford and Wrekin

111,618,000

100,073,000

89.7

11,545,000

10.3

Thurrock

103,067,000

87,464,000

84.9

15,603,000

15.1

Torbay

86,060,000

74,502,000

86.6

11,559,000

13.4

Tower Hamlets

277,047,000

241,730,000

87.3

35,316,000

12.7

Trafford

160,750,000

144,001,000

89.6

16,749,000

10.4

Wakefield

218,515,000

201,950,000

92.4

16,565,000

7.6

Walsall

218,357,000

197,972,000

90.7

20,385,000

9.3

Waltham Forest

193,876,000

177,230,000

91.4

16,646,000

8.6

Wandsworth

178,802,000

168,674,000

94.3

10,128,000

5.7

Warrington

135,537,000

120,412,000

88.8

15,126,000

11.2

Warwickshire

331,654,000

297,016,000

89.6

34,638,000

10.4

West Berkshire

116,277,000

104,897,000

90.2

11,379,000

9.8

West Sussex

464,413,000

407,730,000

87.8

56,683,000

12.2

Westminster

110,860,000

94,696,000

85.4

16,164,000

14.6

Wigan

211,854,000

196,606,000

92.8

15,248,000

7.2

Wiltshire

290,460,000

255,322,000

87.9

35,138,000

12.1

Windsor and Maidenhead

91,688,000

80,177,000

87.4

11,511,000

12.6

Wirral

235,220,000

211,867,000

90.1

23,353,000

9.9

Wokingham

105,411,000

93,964,000

89.1

11,447,000

10.9

Wolverhampton

194,588,000

179,303,000

92.1

15,285,000

7.9

Worcestershire

345,353,000

311,064,000

90.1

34,289,000

9.9

York

103,824,000

91,032,000

87.7

12,791,000

12.3

Notes:

1. Total schools budget is drawn from local authorities Children, Schools and Families Financial Data Collection Budget Statements (table 1) submitted to the DCSF. This is calculated as the gross elements of any grants plus the net elements of the remainder of the schools budget.

2. The total amount delegated to schools includes the individual schools budget for local authority maintained nursery, primary, secondary and special schools as well as any revenue grants and support for schools in financial difficulty delegated to those schools.

3. Cash figures are rounded to the nearest £1,000 and, therefore, may not sum due to rounding.

4. Cash terms figures as reported by local authorities as at 7 May 2009.