Data set from School funding statistics

Revenue funding to state-funded schools in England for pupils aged 5-16, in cash and real terms, 2010-11 to 2023-24

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This data file contains time series data, running from 2010-11 to 2023-24, of revenue funding to state-funded schools in England for pupils aged 5-16. Data is in both cash terms and real terms (2022-23 prices). The data file also contains the GDP deflator index figures used to construct the real terms series.

Data set details

Finance and funding
School funding statistics
Release type
Geographic levels
  • School funding, cash terms, £m
  • School funding, cash terms, annual growth in funding, %
  • School funding, 2022-23 terms, £m
Time period
2010-11 to 2023-24

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201011Financial yearNationalE92000001England35000z45200zzz5180z6680zzz676100077.5
201112Financial yearNationalE92000001England357002.1453000.30.3z52701.7668000z678800078.8
201213Financial yearNationalE92000001England366002.5457000.71.1z53601.866800.10z683400080.2
201314Financial yearNationalE92000001England377003461000.92z54601.96670-0.1-0.1z690200081.9
201415Financial yearNationalE92000001England387002.7468001.63.6z55601.867200.70.5z696700082.8

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 14 variables
Variable nameVariable description
Annual_growth_in_funding_202223terms_%School funding, 2022-23 terms, annual growth in funding, %
Annual_growth_in_funding_cashterms_%School funding, cash terms, annual growth in funding, %
Annual_growth_in_per_pupil_funding_202223terms_%Per pupil funding, 2022-23 terms, annual growth in funding, %
Annual_growth_in_per_pupil_funding_cashterms_%Per pupil funding, cash terms, annual growth in funding, %
Cumulative_growth_in_funding_since_201011_202223terms_%School funding, 2022-23 terms, cumulative growth since 2010-11, %


  1. Funding covers the following grants: dedicated schools grant (excluding early years and post-16 high-needs funding); grants outside the DSG to the City of London, Isles of Scilly and City Technology Colleges; pre-16 high-needs funding in non-maintained special schools, special and alternative provision free schools; pupil premium (all pupil ages); schools supplementary grant (reception to year 11); mainstream schools additional grant; supplementary free school meals grant; teachers' pay grant (reception to year 11); teachers' pension employer contribution grant (TPECG) (reception to year 11).
  2. State-funded providers, including mainstream primary and secondary schools, special schools, alternative provision, pupil referral units and non-maintained special schools.
  3. Funding in 2023-24 is based on a combination of published funding allocations, and the budget settlement agreed at the 2021 Spending Review, and some estimates of small-grant and high needs spending.
  4. Pupil number counts are taken from the January preceding each financial year.
  5. Published in January 2023 by HM Treasury.

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