Data set from School finances during the Covid-19 pandemic

LA maintained schools' 2019-2022 expenditure by phase

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Expenditure information for the financial years 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 for all LA maintained schools, aggregated by phase. The data includes 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.

Data set details

Finance and funding
School finances during the Covid-19 pandemic
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Total expenditure in 2019-20
  • Total expenditure in 2020-21
  • Total expenditure in 2021-22
  • Overall phase
Time period

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202122Financial yearNational16 plusEnglandE92000001821618900-8216189-10000-8216189-100
202122Financial yearNationalAll-throughEnglandE920000012160708112164667802419779143959690.1832589039525572551113411.78524205885082590710311.9900984682285
202122Financial yearNationalNurseryEnglandE92000001287806737273492148280607066-14314589-4.9736810017758671149182.60150722864629-7199671-2.50156444392057
202122Financial yearNationalPrimaryEnglandE92000001159756928541549783066316182803649-477862191-2.991182888699276849729864.419799137664642071107951.29641197344467
202122Financial yearNationalPupil referral unitEnglandE92000001387998171364404724372843723-23593447-6.0808139737339184389992.31583139410673-15154448-3.90580397864814

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 10 variables
Variable nameVariable description
exp_difference_19_20_to_20_21Percentage change in expenditure between 2019-20 to 2020-21
exp_difference_19_20_to_21_22Percentage change in expenditure between 2019-20 to 2021-22
exp_difference_20_21_to_21_22Percentage change in expenditure between 2020-21 to 2021-22
gbp_exp_difference_19_20_to_20_21Change in monetary expenditure between 2019-20 to 2020-21
gbp_exp_difference_19_20_to_21_22Change in monetary expenditure between 2019-20 to 2021-22


  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. Note that the 16 plus phase has been omitted from the commentary as there were no 16 plus schools reporting data in 2020-21 and 2021-22.
  3. Due to rounding, some totals and percentages may not correspond to the calculation of individual figures

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