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Information on the resources that local authorities have budgeted to make available for education and school services for April 2024 to March 2025.

Main points

  • Schools expenditure is budgeted to be £3,591 million, an increase of 7.4% over the previous year.
  • Schools expenditure per pupil is budgeted to be £7,926, a year-on-year increase of 8.2% or £599.
  • The budget per pupil can be broken down into £6,390 per pupil delegated to schools and £1,536 per pupil retained for centrally funded school services.
  • The funding delegated to schools is budgeted to be £2,895 million.  The amount of funding that local authorities delegate directly to schools ranges between 73% and 85% of overall schools budgeted expenditure.
  • 80.6% of the total schools budgeted expenditure is delegated directly to schools, a decrease of 1.3 percentage points compared to the previous year.


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