Data set from School finances during the Covid-19 pandemic

Academies' 2018/2021 income categories

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Income information for the academic years 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21 for all academies, including both a monetary and percentage comparison between each year’s data. The financial figures have the central services per pupil proportion incorporated for each income category. All data is in nominal terms so does not remove the effects of inflation.

Data set details

Finance and funding
School finances during the Covid-19 pandemic
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Total income in 2018/19
  • Total income in 2019/20
  • Total income in 2020/21
  • Type of income
Time period

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202021Academic yearNationalNon- GovernmentEnglandE92000001430128000305669000191519216.040482-124459000-28.9353401778075-114149783.959518-37.3442462138843-238608783.959518-55.4739017128664
202021Academic yearNationalIncome from cateringEnglandE92000001376146000262270000231350176.630776-113876000-30.2744147219431-30919823.3692236-11.7893100122864-144795823.369224-38.4945801282543
202021Academic yearNationalOther self-generated incomeEnglandE92000001430572000329058000273288155.285041-101514000-23.5765446893899-55769844.7149593-16.9483327300839-157283844.714959-36.5290461792591
202021Academic yearNationalDonations and/or voluntary fundsEnglandE92000001239948000190574000179577964.315017-49374000-20.5769583409739-10996035.6849833-5.76995586228097-60370035.6849833-25.1596327891807
202021Academic yearNationalIncome from facilities and servicesEnglandE92000001302280000285595000269644028.82324-16685000-5.51971681884346-15950971.1767601-5.58517172105959-32635971.1767601-10.7966028770544

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 10 variables
Variable nameVariable description
18_19Total income in 2018/19
19_20Total income in 2019/20
20_21Total income in 2020/21
categoryType of income
difference_18_19_to_19_20Percentage change in income between 2018/19 to 2019/20


  1. The academies account return (AAR) data is reported on an academic year basis running from September - August. This is in contrast to the consistent financial reporting (CFR) data for LA maintained schools which is reported on a financial year basis running from April – March.
  2. Due to rounding, some totals and percentages may not correspond to the calculation of individual figures
  3. Due to changes in how total income and total expenditure were calculated across the 3-year period for both AAR and CFR data, the individual categories may not sum to the total. This is mainly due to the subtraction of expenditure category E30 Direct revenue financing.

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