Data set from School finances during the Covid-19 pandemic

Academies' 2018/2021 per pupil expenditure categories

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Per pupil 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
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Per pupil expenditure in 2018/19
  • Per pupil expenditure in 2019/20
  • Per pupil 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)EnglandE92000001289.748657917739241.464567941526216.683037760399-48.2840899762126-16.6641289465164-24.7815301811277-10.2630089343497-73.0656201573403-25.2168968382535
202021Academic yearNationalCatering suppliesEnglandE92000001134.721197468293122.277969904316133.829400576143-12.4432275639771-9.2362804056174511.55143067182749.44686167170305-0.891796892149728-0.661957367443692
202021Academic yearNationalAgency supply teaching staffEnglandE9200000186.301328509050874.667796802274772.6585685544662-11.6335317067761-13.4801305006052-2.00922824780852-2.69088996040568-13.6427599545846-15.8082849827205
202021Academic yearNationalBuilding and Grounds maintenance and improvementEnglandE92000001126.342703957004116.720623623403128.675165075822-9.62208033360112-7.6158575305429611.954541452419110.24201300619352.332461118817991.84613835683915
202021Academic yearNationalExamination feesEnglandE9200000156.896677160121250.369806563582145.1416641316376-6.52687059653909-11.4714442429931-5.22814243194452-10.3795165966044-11.7550130284836-20.6602803805258

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 10 variables
Variable nameVariable description
categoryType of expenditure
pp_18_19Per pupil expenditure in 2018/19
pp_19_20Per pupil expenditure in 2019/20
pp_20_21Per pupil expenditure in 2020/21
pp_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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