Financial Year 2021-22

Planned LA and school expenditure

Data guidance

Published

Description

This document describes the data included in the Planned School Finance in England National Statistics release’s underlying data files. This data is released under the terms of the Open Government License and is intended to meet at least 3 stars for Open Data.

The methodology document should be referenced alongside this data. It provides information on the data sources, their coverage and quality as well as explaining methodology used in producing the data.

Coverage

The Statistical Publication: ‘Planned LA and school expenditure’ provides the latest information at national, regional and local level on the planned  expenditure on schools, education and children's and young people's services by local authorities. The publication summarises the information that was collected via the S251 Budget collections. 

This publication includes information on:

Local authority planned spending on schools and other education - time-series giving the detailed breakdown of spending split by school-phase and overall spending area (e.g. individual schools budget, expenditure on free school meals, SEN support etc).
Local authority planned spending on children's and young people's services - time-series giving the detailed breakdown of spending split by provision sector (e.g. own, private, voluntary) and spending area (e.g. sure start centres, family services, youth justice etc).
 

File formats and conventions

The data files are provided in comma-separated values format, which is compatible with standard spreadsheet software such as Excel.

The following symbols are used in the underlying data files as follows:

: Not available - this information has not been collected or there are no estimates available at this level of aggregation.

N/A  Not available - this is normally where a statistic cannot be produced. For example where a denominator is not available to produce a percentage.

z = not applicable. The 'z' symbol is only to be used when an observation is not applicable (e.g. in tables of employment where people under 16 cannot legally be employed)

u - suppressed due to data quality concerns (please see methodology document for further details) 

Data files

All data files associated with this releases are listed below with guidance on their content. To download any of these files, please visit our data catalogue.

S251 Budget - High needs places by school

Filename
high_needs.csv
Geographic levels
School
Time period
2021-22
Content

The number of planned high needs places,  and the planned expenditure per school. This includes SEN places (both mainstream and special), alternative provision and hospital education as reported by local authorities in England for the financial year 2021-22.  

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
ap_fundingTotal funding for PRU places
ap_places_apr_to_augNumber of PRU places between April and August
ap_places_sep_to_marNumber of PRU places between September and March
hosp_fundingTotal funding for hospital education places
hosp_places_apr_to_augNumber of hospital education places between April and August
hosp_places_sep_to_marNumber of hospital education places between September and March
phaseSchool phase
SEN_fundingTotal funding for SEN places
sen_places_apr_to_augNumber of SEN places between April and August
sen_places_sep_to_marNumber of SEN places between September and March

S251 Budget - planned expenditure on children's and young peoples services

Filename
s251budget_childrens_servicesv2.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National; Regional
Time period
2015-16 to 2021-22
Content

Data on children's services and services for young people 

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
category_of_planned_expenditureCategory of planned expenditure
gross_expenditureGross planned expenditure
incomeIncome
net_expenditureNet planned expenditure
per_capita_net_spendNet planned expenditure per capita
Footnotes
  1. Before using this data, please check the methodology section for important information such as definitions, limitations and caveats.
  2. To reduce burden on local authorities during the pandemic, data on planned expenditure was not collected for the financial year 2020-21. As a result, there is a break in the time series.

S251 Budget - planned expenditure on early years education

Filename
s251budget_early_yearsv3.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National; Regional
Time period
2017-18 to 2021-22
Content

Data on early years 

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
AverageBaseRate_2YearOldsAverage base rate for entitlement hours for 2 year olds (spend per hour)
AverageBaseRate_EntitlementHours_3and4YearOldsAverage base rate for entitlement hours for 3 and 4 year olds (spend per hour)
AverageFundingRate_2YearOldsAverage funding rate for 2 year olds (spend per hour)
AverageFundingRate_3and4YearOldsAverage funding rate for 3 and 4 year olds (spend per hour)
BudgetExtraLocalHours_3and4YearOldsOther spend on early education - budget for extra local hours for 3 and 4 year olds
CentrallyRetainedBudget_2YearOldsOther spend on early education - centrally retained budget for 2 year olds
CentrallyRetainedBudget_3and4YearOldsOther spend on early education - centrally retained budget for 3 and 4 year olds
ContingencyBudget_2YearOldsOther spend on early education - contingency budget for 2 year olds
ContingencyBudget_3and4YearOldsOther spend on early education - contingency budget for 3 and 4 year olds
DisabilityAccessFund_3and4YearOldsOther spend on early education - disability access fund for 3 and 4 year olds
EarlyYearsPupilPremium_3and4YearOldsOther spend on early education - early years pupil premium for 3 and 4 year olds
NumberHours_2YearOldsNumber of hours funded for 2 year olds
NumberHours_3and4YearOldsNumber of hours funded for 3 and 4 year olds
SEN_inclusion_fund_EYBlock_2YearOldsSEN inclusion fund - from early years block funding for 2 year olds
SEN_inclusion_fund_EYBlock_3and4YearOldsSEN inclusion fund - from early years block funding for 3 and 4 year olds
SEN_inclusion_fund_HNBlock_2YearOldsSEN inclusion fund - from high needs block funding for 2 year olds
SEN_inclusion_fund_HNBlock_3and4YearOldsSEN inclusion fund - from high needs block funding for 3 and 4 year olds
SEN_inclusion_fund_Total_2YearOldsTotal SEN inclusion fund for 2 year olds
SEN_inclusion_fund_Total_3and4YearOldsTotal SEN inclusion fund for 3 and 4 year olds
total_eysffbudget_3and4YearOldsTotal planned spend on EYSFF - 3 and 4 year olds
TotalEYSFFBudget_2YearOldsTotal planned spend on EYSFF - 2 year olds
Footnotes
  1. Before using this data, please check the methodology section for important information such as definitions, limitations and caveats.
  2. To reduce burden on local authorities during the pandemic, data on planned expenditure was not collected for the financial year 2020-21. As a result, there is a break in the time series.

S251 Budget - planned expenditure on high needs places

Filename
s251budget_high_needs_placesv2.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National; Regional
Time period
2015-16 to 2021-22
Content

Planned expenditure by local authorities on high needs places - SEN, PRU and hospital education.  

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
hospital_ed_places_AprilAugustNumber of hospital education places between April and August
hospital_ed_places_SeptMarchNumber of hospital education places between September and March
hospital_ed_total_fundingTotal funding for hospital education places
pru_places_AprilAugustNumber of PRU places between April and August
pru_places_SeptMarchNumber of PRU places between September and March
pru_total_fundingTotal funding for PRU places
sen_places_AprilAugustNumber of SEN places between April and August
sen_places_SeptMarchNumber of SEN places between September and March
sen_total_fundingTotal funding for SEN places
Footnotes
  1. Before using this data, please check the methodology section for important information such as definitions, limitations and caveats.
  2. To reduce burden on local authorities during the pandemic, data on planned expenditure was not collected for the financial year 2020-21. As a result, there is a break in the time series.

s251 Budget - planned expenditure on other education and community budget

Filename
s251budget_other_education_communityv2.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National; Regional
Time period
2015-16 to 2021-22
Content

Data on planned other education and community spending 

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
category_of_planned_expenditureCategory of planned expenditure
early_years_establishmentsEarly years establishments
gross_planned_expenditureGross planned expenditure
incomeIncome
net_per_capita_planned_expenditureNet planned expenditure per capita
net_planned_expenditureNet planned expenditure
post_16Post 16 including sixth form and colleges
primary_schoolsPrimary schools
pupil_referral_units_and_alt_provisionPupil referral units and alternative provision
secondary_schoolsSecondary schools
sen_and_special_schoolsSEN and Special schools
Footnotes
  1. Before using this data, please check the methodology section for important information such as definitions, limitations and caveats.
  2. To reduce burden on local authorities during the pandemic, data on planned expenditure was not collected for the financial year 2020-21. As a result, there is a break in the time series.

s251 Budget - planned expenditure on schools

Filename
s251budget_schoolsv2.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National; Regional
Time period
2015-16 to 2021-22
Content

Data on planned schools spending 

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
category_of_planned_expenditureCategory of planned expenditure
early_years_establishmentsEarly years establishments
gross_planned_expenditureGross planned expenditure
incomeIncome
net_per_capita_planned_expenditureNet planned expenditure per capita
net_planned_expenditureNet planned expenditure
post_16Post 16 including sixth form and colleges
primary_schoolsPrimary schools
pupil_referral_units_and_alt_provisionPupil referral units and alternative provision
secondary_schoolsSecondary schools
sen_and_special_schoolsSEN and Special schools
Footnotes
  1. Before using this data, please check the methodology section for important information such as definitions, limitations and caveats.
  2. FSM expenditure in line 1.1.4 relates to expenditure on determining the eligibility of a pupil for free school meals
  3. Dedelegated items are those that the local authority retains central control over rather than delegating funds to individual schools to spend.
  4. To reduce burden on local authorities during the pandemic, data on planned expenditure was not collected for the financial year 2020-21. As a result, there is a break in the time series.

S251 Budget - total planned expenditure by local authorities

Filename
s251budget_expenditure_totalsv2.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National; Regional
Time period
2015-16 to 2021-22
Content

Planned total expenditure by local authorities on education.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
GrossExpend_items_relating_LAmaintAllAcademies_OtherEdGross expenditure on items relating to LA maintained schools and all academies
GrossExpend_items_relating_pop_aged017Gross expenditure on items relating to total population aged between 0-17
GrossExpend_items_relating_pop_aged019Gross expenditure on items relating to total population aged between 0-19
GrossExpend_items_relating_pupils_aged319_LAmaint_OtherEdGross expenditure on items relating to total pupils aged 3-19 in LA maintained schools (other eduation and community budget)
GrossExpend_items_relating_pupils319_LAmaintainedGross expenditure on items relating to total pupils aged 3-19 in LA maintained schools only
GrossExpend_items_relating_pupils319_LAmaintainedRecoupmentAcademiesGross expenditure on items relating to total pupils aged 3-19 in LA maintained and recoupment academies
Income_items_relating_LAmaintAllAcademies_OtherEdIncome on items relating to LA maintained schools and all academies
Income_items_relating_pop_aged01Income on items relating to total population aged between 0-19
Income_items_relating_pop_aged017Income on items relating to total population aged between 0-17
Income_items_relating_pupils_aged319_LAmaint_OtherEIncome on items relating to total pupils aged 3-19 from LA maintained schools (other eduation and community budget)
Income_items_relating_pupils319_LAmaintainedIncome on items relating to total pupils aged 3-19 in LA maintained schools only
Income_items_relating_pupils319_LAmaintainedRecoupmentAcademiesIncome on items relating to total pupils aged 3-19 in LA maintained and recoupment academies
NetExpend_items_relating_LAmaintAllAcademies_OtherEdNet expenditure on items relating to LA maintained schools and all academies
NetExpend_items_relating_pop_aged017Net expenditure on items relating to total population aged between 0-17
NetExpend_items_relating_pop_aged019Net expenditure on items relating to total population aged between 0-19
NetExpend_items_relating_pupils_aged319_LAmaint_OtherEdNet expenditure on items relating to total pupils aged 3-19 from LA maintained schools (other eduation and community budget)
NetExpend_items_relating_pupils319_LAmaintainedNet expenditure on items relating to total pupils aged 3-19 in LA maintained schools only
NetExpend_items_relating_pupils319_LAmaintainedRecoupmentAcademiesNet expenditure on items relating to total pupils aged 3-19 in LA maintained and recoupment academies
NetExpendPP_items_relating_LAmaintAllAcademies_OtherEdNet expenditure per pupil on items relating to LA maintained schools and all academies
NetExpendPP_items_relating_pop_aged017Net expenditure per pupil on items relating to total population aged between 0-17
NetExpendPP_items_relating_pop_aged019Net expenditure per pupil on items relating to total population aged between 0-19
NetExpendPP_items_relating_pupils_aged319_LAmaint_OtherEdNet expenditure per pupil on items relating to total pupils aged 3-19 from LA maintained schools (other eduation and community budget)
NetExpendPP_items_relating_pupils319_LAmaintainedNet expenditure per pupil on items relating to total pupils aged 3-19 in LA maintained schools only
NetExpendPP_items_relating_pupils319_LAmaintainedRecoupmentAcademiesNet expenditure per pupiil on items relating to total pupils aged 3-19 in LA maintained and recoupment academies
Footnotes
  1. Before using this data, please check the methodology section for important information such as definitions, limitations and caveats.
  2. To reduce burden on local authorities during the pandemic, data on planned expenditure was not collected for the financial year 2020-21. As a result, there is a break in the time series.

s251_budget_headlines

Filename
s251_budget_headline.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2015-16 to 2021-22
Content

Headline figures rounded to the nearest million 

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
cypsTotal planned spend on children's and young peoples services
other_educationTotal planned spend on other education and community budget
schoolsTotal planned spend on schools
Footnotes
  1. Before using this data, please check the methodology section for important information such as definitions, limitations and caveats.
  2. To reduce burden on local authorities during the pandemic, data on planned expenditure was not collected for the financial year 2020-21. As a result, there is a break in the time series.