Data set from School finances during the Covid-19 pandemic

LA maintained schools' 2019-2022 expenditure categories

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Expenditure 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
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Geographic levels
  • Total expenditure in 2019-20
  • Total expenditure in 2020-21
  • Total expenditure in 2021-22
  • Type of expenditure
Time period

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202122Financial yearNationalTotal ExpenditureEnglandE92000001236624399582302251854323933377290-639921415-2.704376286367089108587473.956381858478062709373321.14501011933217
202122Financial yearNationalE19 Learning resources (not ICT equipment)EnglandE92000001881369024593384006814124016-287985018-32.674737840571122074001037.2001954498248-67245008-7.6296087301566
202122Financial yearNationalE25 Catering suppliesEnglandE92000001790401267597150107761128643-193251160-24.449753317513316397853627.4601869911412-29272624-3.70351430623403
202122Financial yearNationalE26 Agency supply teaching staffEnglandE92000001410725892274559903415001358-136165989-33.152521341410814044145551.151480411180142754661.04095361000519
202122Financial yearNationalE27 Bought in professional services – curriculumEnglandE92000001494664487397397246509035130-97267241-19.663275524365711163788428.0922641320972143706432.90512931040469

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 10 variables
Variable nameVariable description
19_20Total expenditure in 2019-20
20_21Total expenditure in 2020-21
21_22Total expenditure in 2021-22
categoryType of expenditure
difference_19_20_to_20_21Percentage change in expenditure 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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