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Pupils: Per Capita Costs

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent on average per child on (a) (i) pre-school, (ii) primary school and (iii) 11 to 16 year-old secondary school pupils in schools in York and (b) sixth form students in (A) schools in York and (B) York College in (1) cash and (2) real terms in each year since 1996-97. (285781)

The information on school based expenditure per pupil and combined local authority and school based expenditure per pupil from 1996-97 to 2007-08 is contained within the following tables.

The Learning and Skills Council is responsible for funding schools sixth forms and FE and sixth form colleges. I will ask the LSC's chief executive, Geoff Russell, to write to my hon. Friend with the information requested for sixth form students in schools in York and York College.

£ cash terms

Primary school based expenditure per pupil

Pre-primary and primary school based expenditure per pupil

Secondary school based expenditure per pupil

Combined LA and school based expenditure per pupil

1996-97

4

1,540

2,210

2,500

1997-981

4

1,600

2,350

2,590

1998-991

4

1,730

2,460

2,690

1999-20002,3

1,760

1,800

2,430

2,710

2000-01

1,860

1,870

2,640

2,850

2001-02

2,180

2,260

2,830

3,130

2002-03

2,390

4

3,080

3,270

2003-04

2,560

4

3,330

3,740

2004-05

2,680

4

3,660

3,900

2005-06

2,930

4

3,860

4,180

2006-07

3,140

4

3,970

4,400

2007-08

3,290

4

4,190

4,810

£ real terms (2008-09 prices)

Primary school based expenditure per pupil

Pre-primary and primary school based expenditure per pupil

Secondary school based expenditure per pupil

Combined LA and school based expenditure per pupil

1996-97

4

2,050

2,940

3,320

1997-981

4

2,070

3,050

3,350

1998-991

4

2,190

3,130

3,420

1999-20002,3

2,190

2,240

3,030

3,370

2000-01

2,280

2,300

3,250

3,500

2001-02

2,620

2,710

3,400

3,760

2002-03

2,780

4

3,590

3,810

2003-04

2,890

4

3,770

4,230

2004-05

2,960

4

4,030

4,300

2005-06

3,170

4

4,170

4,520

2006-07

3,290

4

4,170

4,620

2007-08

3,360

4

4,280

4,910

1 Combined local authority and school based expenditure includes all expenditure on the education of children in local authority maintained establishments and pupils educated by the authority other than in maintained establishments. This includes both school based expenditure and all elements of central LA expenditure except youth and community and capital expenditure from revenue (CERA). Pupil figures include all pre-primary pupils, including those under 5s funded by the authority and being educated in private settings (only available from 1999-2000), pupils educated in maintained mainstream schools and any other local authority maintained pupils. All pupil numbers are adjusted to be on a financial year basis.

2 Spending in 1997-98 reflects the transfer of monies from local government to central Government for the nursery vouchers scheme. These were returned to local government from 1998-99.

3 Figures prior to 1999-00 exclude any expenditure on service, strategy and regulation.

4 Denotes figures are not available or have not been scored on a consistent basis.

Notes:

1. The expenditure data to 1998-99 are drawn from the annual ‘R01’ spending returns which local authorities submitted to the former Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) (now CLG). Figures for 1999-2000 to 2001-02 are drawn from Section 52 (Table 3) Outturn statements which local authorities submitted to the then DFES (now DCSF). Figures for 2002-03 onwards are taken from Section 52 (Table A) Outturn statements. The change in sources is marked by an empty row.

2. School based expenditure includes only expenditure incurred directly by local authority maintained schools. This includes the pay of teachers and school-based support staff, school premises costs, books and equipment, and certain other supplies and services, less any capital items funded from recurrent spending and income from sales, fees and charges and rents and rates. This excludes the central cost of support services such as home to school transport, local authority administration and the financing of capital expenditure. The pupil data are drawn from the DCSF Annual Schools Census adjusted to be on a financial year basis.

3. From 2002-03 onwards the school based expenditure calculation is broadly similar to the calculation in previous years. However, 2001-02 and earlier years includes all premature retirement compensation (PRC) and Crombie payments, mandatory PRC payments and other indirect employee expenses, while from 2002-03 only the schools element of these categories is included. In 2001-02 this accounted for approximately £70 per pupil of the England total, while the schools element of these categories accounted for approximately £50 per pupil of the England total in 2002-03. Also, for some LAs, expenditure that had previously been attributed to the school sectors was reported within the LA part of the form from 2002-03 and would therefore be excluded from the school based expenditure calculation, though this is not quantifiable from existing sources.

4. Expenditure was distinguished between the pre-primary and primary sector until the inception of Section 52 for the 1999-00 financial year. Consequently we have provided a combined figure for pre-primary and primary schools for 1996-97 to 2001-02 financial years.

5. 1999-2000 saw a change in data source when the data collection moved from the R01 form collected by the ODPM to the Section 52 form from the DCSF. 2002-03 saw a further break in the time series following the introduction of Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR) to schools and the associated restructuring of the outturn tables.

6. Secondary school based expenditure includes all expenditure incurred directly by local authority maintained secondary schools. It is not possible from existing sources to distinguish this expenditure between expenditure on 11 to 16-year-olds and expenditure on 6th form pupils attending maintained secondary schools.

7. The expenditure data for 1999-2000 onwards reflect the return of grant maintained schools to local authority maintenance.

8. Figures are rounded to the nearest £10. As reported by York local authority as at 10 July 2009.

9. Cash figures are converted to 2008-09 prices using the 30 June 2009 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) deflators.