Data set from LA and school expenditure

LA expenditure on schools, other education and community - national rounded summary

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This file contains information on expenditure on education made by local authorities. Data is at national level and rounded to the nearest £ million. Data was collected via the S251 Outturn return made to the department in autumn 2023. 

Data set details

Finance and funding
LA and school expenditure
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Income (£ million)
  • Per pupil net expenditure (£)
  • Spend on early years establishments (£ million)
  • Category of expenditure
Time period
2015-16 to 2022-23

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201516Financial yearNationalEnglandE92000001Schools1.0.1 Individual Schools Budget, after academy recoupment2463.2514156.075989.48918.15195.28x23722.23023722.234404
201516Financial yearNationalEnglandE92000001Schools1.1.1 Contingenciesx35.4418.62xxx54.063.0950.979
201516Financial yearNationalEnglandE92000001Schools1.1.2 Behaviour support servicesx26.994.14xxx31.121.8229.35
201516Financial yearNationalEnglandE92000001Schools1.1.3 Support to UPEG and bilingual learnersx24.036.13xxx30.165.5524.625
201516Financial yearNationalEnglandE92000001Schools1.1.4 Free school meals eligibilityx3.341.15xxx4.490.234.251

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 11 variables
Variable nameVariable description
category_of_expenditureCategory of expenditure - Filter by expenditure category
early_years_establishmentsSpend on early years establishments (£ million)
gross_expenditureTotal gross expenditure (£ million)
incomeIncome (£ million)
net_expenditureTotal net expenditure (£ million)

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