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 2022-23

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This data file contains time series data, running from 2010-11 to 2022-23, of revenue funding to state-funded schools in England for pupils aged 5-16. Data is in both cash terms and real terms (2021-22 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
  • GDP deflator index
  • Per pupil funding, 2021-22 terms, £
  • Per pupil funding, 2021-22 terms, annual growth in funding, %
Time period
2010-11 to 2022-23

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201011Financial yearNationalE92000001England35000z43100zzz5180z6370zzz676100081.2
201112Financial yearNationalE92000001England357002.1434000.60.6z52701.763900.20.2z678800082.4
201213Financial yearNationalE92000001England366002.5436000.51.1z53601.86370-0.20z683400084.1
201314Financial yearNationalE92000001England377003438000.71.7z54601.96350-0.4-0.3z690200086
201415Financial yearNationalE92000001England387002.7445001.63.3z55601.863900.60.3z696700087

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 14 variables
Variable nameVariable description
Annual_growth_in_funding_202122terms_%School funding, 2021-22 terms, annual growth in funding, %
Annual_growth_in_funding_cashterms_%School funding, cash terms, annual growth in funding, %
Annual_growth_in_per_pupil_funding_202122terms_%Per pupil funding, 2021-22 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_202122terms_%School funding, 2021-22 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); 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 schools means all state-funded providers, including mainstream primary and secondary schools, special schools, alternative provision, pupil referral units and non-maintained special schools.
  3. Funding in 2022-23 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.

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