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Academies: Finance

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will guarantee the provision of funding at current levels for the Academies programme in the next spending round. (322492)

The pre-Budget report announced a real-terms increase of 0.7 per cent. for DCSF frontline services including schools for 2011-12 and 2012-13. The remaining DCSF budgets for this period will be finalised in the spending review later this year. Open academies will receive funding increases in line with those for maintained schools and the 0.7 per cent. real terms increase already announced.