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Pupils: Per Capita Costs

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has allocated per child in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Romford and (ii) Hornchurch constituency in each of the last five years. (315935)

The Department allocates education funding to local authorities so the requested information for Romford and Hornchurch constituencies is not available.

Since 2006-07 the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) has been the main source of school funding. As the DSG is distributed using a single guaranteed unit of funding per pupil for each authority and is distributed from central Government to local government, a primary/secondary split on a central Government to constituency basis is not available.

Per pupil funding figures for 2005-06 to 2008-09 for Havering local authority are provided in the table. Final figures for 2009-10 are not yet available. The figures are for all funded pupils aged 3 to 19 and are in real terms:

Real terms revenue funding per pupil in Havering local authority—DSG plus grants. Pupils aged 3 to 19

£

2005-06 (Baseline)

4,360

2006-07

4,450

2007-08

4,600

2008-09

4,670

Notes:

1. This covers funding through the Dedicated Schools Grant, School Standards Grant, School Standards Grant (Personalisation) and Standards Fund as well as funding from the Learning and Skills Council; it excludes grants which are not allocated at LA level.

2. Price Base: Real terms at 2008-09 prices, based on GDP deflators as at 9 December 2009.

3. These figures are for all funded pupils aged 3 to 19.

4. Figures have been rounded to the nearest £10.