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Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average per pupil funding was in each local authority in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Coaker: The Department has placed the relevant information which shows the per pupil revenue funding figures (in real terms) for pupils aged three to 19 for all local authorities in each year since 1997-98 to 2008-09 in the Libraries; along with an explanation of how changes in the school funding system over time means that the data are not on a comparable basis across years.
Hazel Blears: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average per child education spending was in Salford (a) in 1997 and (b) in the latest period for which information is available. 
|Combined LEA and school based expenditure per pupil in Salford , 1996-97 and 2008-09|
|Combined LEA and school based expenditure|
1. The combined LA and school based expenditure includes all expenditure on the education of children in LA maintained establishments and pupils educated by the LA other than in maintained establishments. This includes both school based expenditure and all elements of central LA expenditure except youth and community and capital expenditure from revenue (CERA).
2. 1999-2000 saw a change in data source when the data collection moved from the R01 form collected by CLG (formerly ODPM) to the section 52 form (now section 251 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009) from the DCSF. 2002-03 saw a further break in the time series following the introduction of Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR) and the associated restructuring of the outturn tables.
3. Pupil figures include all pre-primary pupils, including those under fives funded by the LA and being educated in private settings, pupils educated in maintained mainstream schools and other LA maintained pupils. The pupil data for pupils attending maintained nursery, primary, secondary and special schools are taken from the DCSF Annual Schools Census. Private voluntary and independent (PVI) under five pupil numbers are taken from the Early Years census but are only included for 1999-2000 onwards. For 1995-96 onwards other LA maintained pupils are included in the pupil count. This includes all pupils attending schools not maintained by the authority for whom the authority is paying full tuition fees, or educated otherwise than in schools and pupil referral units under arrangements made by the authority drawn from the form 8b submitted to the DCSF. Also included as other LA maintained pupils are all pupils attending pupil referral units who are not registered at a maintained mainstream school drawn from the DCSF Annual Schools Census. All pupil numbers are adjusted to be on a financial year basis.
4. Figures are rounded to the nearest £10 and are in cash terms.
Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on school buildings in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) nationwide in each year since 2008. 
Mr. Coaker: Schools capital funding is allocated on a local authority basis, and a large proportion is prioritised by local authorities between primary and secondary schools. Accordingly, records are not maintained centrally which distinguish between primary and secondary schools, or between constituencies. The following table shows schools capital allocations made so far to South Tyneside and the North East region for the financial years 2008-09 and 2009-10.
(a) a Building Schools for the Future project in Hartlepool worth nearly £110 million;
(b) for all authorities, the first year of the Primary Capital Programme, worth £55 million to the region in the first year of allocation; and
(c) a number of projects brought forward as part of the Government's fiscal stimulus.
Planned school capital allocations for England for the three year period 2008-09 to 2010-11 amount to £21.9 billion, split £6.7 billion for 2008-09, £7.0 billion 2009-10, and £8.2 billion for 2010-11. Local authorities may add to this figure by using revenue reserves for capital purposes.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the cost to (a) his Department of collecting and (b) schools of collecting and providing data collected centrally in the last year for which information is available; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Coaker: In the 2009-10 financial year, the estimated cost of collecting data from schools and performing primary analysis leading up to publication of Statistical First Releases is £1,393,200. This figure comprises the administration and programme costs for the Department's central division responsible for data collections, Data Services Group.
Office for National Statistics advise us that the compliance cost figures for the 2008-09 financial year will not be available until the first quarter of 2010. Hence, the total cost in the 2007-08 financial year to local authorities and schools of collecting and providing those data collected centrally is £6,135,000. This includes both regular and ad-hoc collections and collections about children's services as well as education. We cannot provide a cost for schools separately. This figure was published in the Office for National Statistics 2007-08 Annual Report on Government Statistical Surveys, see URL, page 13, table A7.
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Leominster of 18 January 2010,
Official Report, column 159W, on schools: finance, how many pupils in Gloucestershire are defined as (a) in urban schools and (b) in rural schools. 
Mr. Coaker: The total number of pupils in rural schools is 26,317 and the total number of pupils in urban schools is 65,127. The Department has placed the relevant information which shows the breakdown of the numbers of pupils in urban and rural schools in Gloucestershire local authority in January 2009 in the Libraries. Schools have been categorised into urban and rural using the Rural and Urban Classification 2004.
Clive Efford: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average real terms change in expenditure per pupil has been in Greenwich Education Authority (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools and (c) sixth forms in each of the last five years. 
|School based expenditure per pupil in Greenwich local authority from 2003-04 to 2008-09|
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1. School based expenditure includes only expenditure incurred directly by the schools. This includes the pay of teachers and school-based support staff, school premises costs, books and equipment, and certain other supplies and services, less any capital items funded from recurrent spending and income from sales, fees and charges and rents and rates. This excludes the central cost of support services such as home to school transport, local authority administration and the financing of capital expenditure.
2. Pupil numbers include only those pupils attending maintained establishments within each sector and are drawn from the DCSF Annual Schools Census adjusted to be on a financial year basis.
3. Cash figures are adjusted to 2008-09 levels using January 2010 GDP deflators.
4. Figures are rounded to the nearest £10. Real terms figures as reported by local authorities as at 26 January 2010.
The Learning and Skills Council is responsible for funding schools sixth forms and FE and sixth form colleges. I have asked the LSC's chief executive, Geoff Russell, to write to my hon. Friend with the information requested for sixth forms and a copy will be placed in the Libraries.
Clive Efford: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the capital allocation has been in respect of Greenwich Education Authority (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools and (c) sixth form centres in each financial year since 1987-88. 
Mr. Coaker: Most school capital allocations are prioritised at local authority level, including between primary and secondary schools. Accordingly, no central records are maintained which distinguish between primary and secondary school allocations. Local authority school capital allocation records have been maintained centrally since 1996-97, and school allocations made to Greenwich since this year are set out in the following table:
The Learning and Skills Council allocated capital funding under the 16-19 capital rationalisation fund to Greenwich Education Authority for the establishment of a sixth form centre at Shooters Hill. The amounts allocated were:
Mrs. Riordan: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools have been placed in a category by Ofsted arising from safeguarding issues (a) in the last 12 months and (b) each of the previous five years. 
Your recent parliamentary question has been passed to me, as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, for response.
Prior to September 2005, section 10 inspections did not contain a discrete judgement on safeguarding and so it is not possible to respond to the question for the period prior to September 2005.
During the period September 2005 to August 2009 all section 5 inspections made a judgement about the effectiveness of safeguarding procedures. The judgement was either 'yes' or 'no'. Where the safeguarding procedures were judged not to be sufficiently effective,
some schools, were placed into a category of concern. However, all of these schools were found to have other, significant, inadequate aspects to their provision and this will have contributed to their inadequate overall effectiveness judgement. It is important to note that the reasons for a school being placed in a category of concern are often complex and may be a result of inadequacies in a number of areas of the school. Safeguarding may be one factor among many which together result in a school being placed in a category of concern.
Since the revisions to the new school inspection framework introduced in September, 2009, the effectiveness of safeguarding procedures has become a limiting judgement. It is likely therefore that we will be able to give you the specific figures for inspections undertaken after that time, but not until later in the year.
For the period from September 2009 to December 2009, information about maintained school inspection outcomes cannot be published as official statistics on our website until 17th March 2010.
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