Financial Year 2019-20

LA and school expenditure

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This release contains detailed information on expenditure by local authority maintained schools and expenditure by local authorities on education and children’s and young people’s services. This includes education by sector, Sure Start children’s centres, looked after children, family support services and youth justice. The latest information relates to the 2019-20 financial year and therefore relates to local authority expenditure prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

This publication does not include expenditure by academies. We publish academy school finance data separately. The largest area of spend, on schools, is significantly affected by the number of schools which have become academies, and that number has continued to increase. This means that it will not be possible to make like-for-like comparisons of LA expenditure on schools between years based on the figures in the forthcoming charts. 

All figures in this release are presented in cash terms and are not adjusted for inflation.

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