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Extra-curricular Activities: South West

Volume 504: debated on Friday 29 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding was allocated for the provision of extra-curricular activities in schools in (a) the South West and (b) Torbay constituency in each year since 1997. (313332)

The Government are committed to every school providing access to a core offer of extended services, including a varied menu of extra-curricular activities from 8 am to 6 pm, by 2010. My Department has provided significant funding to support the delivery of extended services, including over £1 billion in the period 2008-09 to 2010-11. The table sets out the extended services funding allocated from 2003-04, the start of the Full Service Extended School pilot, to 2010-11 for local authorities in the Government Office South West region, and Torbay.

This funding is passed to local authorities to support the development of the core extended services offer in every school. The exact amount of funding spent on extra-curricular activities, as part of supporting delivery of the broader extended services core offer, is a matter for local decision making by local authorities and schools.

£

Extended schools revenue

South West

Torbay

2002-03

200,000

0

2003-04

155,000

0

2004-05

1,334,972

168,480

2005-06

9,212,998

331,276

2006-07

10,456,178

432,034

2007-08

10,947,207

334,364

2008-09

23,525,667

739,491

2009-10

33,991,312

998,051

2010-11

40,620,347

1,213,385

Note:

Funding in 2003-04 to 2005-06 was for the Full Service Extended Schools Pilot.