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Schools: Northampton

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much per head was spent on education for (a) primary school children and (b) secondary school children in Northampton in (i) 1997, (ii) 2001 and (iii) 2009. (321281)

Figures are not available for the parliamentary constituency of Northampton, North as data are collected at a local authority level. The available information on how much was spent per head in Northamptonshire local authority is shown in the following table. The Department is due to collect the section 251 outturn data relating to the 2009-10 financial year later this year.

School based expenditure per pupil in Northamptonshire local authority for 1997-98, 2001-02 and 2008-09

1997-98

2001-02

2008-09

Pre-primary & primary education

Secondary education

Primary education

Pre-primary & primary education

Secondary education

Primary education

Secondary education

England

1,740

2,360

2,480

2,570

3,150

3,780

4,890

Northamptonshire

1,580

2,250

2,340

2,390

2,940

3,320

4,520

Notes:

1. The financial information used in the answer to this PQ is taken from the Department’s s52 data collection.

2. 1999-2000 saw a change in data source when the data collection moved from the RO1 form collected by the CLG 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) and the associated restructuring of the outturn tables.

3. Pupil numbers include only those pupils attending maintained establishments within each sector and are drawn from the DCSF annual schools census adjusted to be on a financial year basis.

4. Expenditure was not distinguished between the pre-primary and primary sectors until the inception of Section 52 (now section 251) for financial year 1999-2000.

5. Figures are rounded to the nearest £10. Cash terms figures as reported by local authorities as at 5 March 2010.