Data set from School finances during the Covid-19 pandemic

LA maintained schools' 2019-2022 per pupil income categories

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Per pupil income information for the financial years 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 for all LA maintained schools, including both a monetary and percentage comparison between each year’s data. All data is in nominal terms so does not remove the effects of inflation.

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Finance and funding
School finances during the Covid-19 pandemic
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Per pupil income in 2019-20
  • Per pupil income in 2020-21
  • Per pupil income in 2021-22
  • Type of income
Time period

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202122Financial yearNationalI08a/b Total income from facilities and servicesEnglandE92000001162.97379098709998.3547137251882149.527790748078-64.6190772619104-39.649981061694651.173077022889852.0291047421193-13.4460002390206-8.2504064963949
202122Financial yearNationalI12 Income from contributions to visits etc.EnglandE9200000148.074867216741610.181344144702832.6959784024274-37.8935230720387-78.821898563336522.5146342577246221.136167658556-15.3788888143141-31.9894566634572
202122Financial yearNationalI09 Income from cateringEnglandE9200000160.828894232412724.47781158209456.8187591269203-36.3510826503186-59.759565103106832.3409475448263132.12352516221-4.01013510549237-6.59248397672758
202122Financial yearNationalI13 Donations and/or private fundsEnglandE9200000138.80720137027224.876150390131232.5267270234731-13.9310509801408-35.89810779504617.6505766333419430.75466466217-6.2804743467989-16.1837858053068
202122Financial yearNationalI17 Community focused school facilities incomeEnglandE9200000116.89456087835059.9014295792160314.9529335116584-6.99313129913448-41.39279706343725.0515039324423651.017925159473-1.94162736669213-11.4926181312011

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 10 variables
Variable nameVariable description
categoryType of income
pp_19_20Per pupil income in 2019-20
pp_20_21Per pupil income in 2020-21
pp_21_22Per pupil income in 2021-22
pp_difference_19_20_to_20_21Percentage change in income between 2019-20 to 2020-21


  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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