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Information by school sector and local authority for April 2024 to March 2025.

Main points

  • Total expenditure on SEN/ALN provision in schools by local authorities is budgeted to be £592 million, an increase of £42.3 million or 7.7% compared with the previous year.
  • 29% of the total budgeted SEN/ALN expenditure is delegated to special schools.  Notional allocations within nursery, primary, middle and secondary schools account for a further 42% of the total.  The remaining 29% is non-delegated money held centrally by local authorities.
  • Denbighshire delegate the largest proportion of their SEN/ALN budget to their schools at 82%, whilst Merthyr Tydfil delegate the smallest proportion at 49%.
  • Total SEN/ALN expenditure per pupil for Wales is budgeted to be £1,306.  This consists of £921 delegated expenditure per pupil and £385 non-delegated expenditure per pupil.
  • Merthyr Tydfil has the largest SEN/ALN budget per pupil at £1,796, whilst Monmouthshire has the smallest SEN/ALN budget per pupil at £987.


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