Data set from School finances during the Covid-19 pandemic

Academies' 2018/2021 expenditure categories

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Expenditure 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 expenditure 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
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Geographic levels
  • Total expenditure in 2018/19
  • Total expenditure in 2019/20
  • Total expenditure in 2020/21
  • Type of expenditure
Time period

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202021Academic yearNationalLearning resources (not ICT equipment)EnglandE92000001125254100010779850001013824614.34575-174556000-13.9361505930744-64160385.6542503-5.95188111655081-238716385.65425-19.0585685941019
202021Academic yearNationalAgency supply teaching staffEnglandE92000001373068000333344000339957598.919673-39724000-10.6479247751086613598.919672971.98401618738389-33110401.080327-8.87516513888273
202021Academic yearNationalCatering suppliesEnglandE92000001582380000545893000626165951.103479-36487000-6.2651533363096380272951.103478814.704887423630443785951.10347887.51845034229864
202021Academic yearNationalBuilding and Grounds maintenance and improvementEnglandE92000001546161000521083000602050123.337865-25078000-4.5916863342494280967123.337865215.538239270493455889123.337865210.2330857270778
202021Academic yearNationalExamination feesEnglandE92000001245956000224869000211210488.380679-21087000-8.57348468831824-13658511.6193212-6.07398601822446-34745511.6193212-14.1267184452996

Variables in this data set

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