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Information on the resources that local authorities have budgeted to make available for education and school services for April 2021 to March 2022.

Main points

  • Schools expenditure is budgeted to be £2,913 million, an increase of 3.2% over the previous year.
  • Schools expenditure per pupil is budgeted to be £6,387, a year-on-year increase of 3.0% or £185.
  • The budget per pupil can be broken down into £5,325 per pupil delegated to schools and £1,062 per pupil retained for centrally funded school services.
  • The funding delegated to schools is budgeted to be £2,429 million; the amount of funding that local authorities delegate directly to schools ranges between 77% and 89% of overall schools budgeted expenditure.
  • 83.4% of the total schools budgeted expenditure is delegated directly to schools, a decrease of 0.3 of a percentage point compared to the previous year.


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