School funding breakdown announced by government

The government has informed local authorities across the country how much extra money they will receive next year from its multi-billion-pound investment in primary and secondary education.

The Department for Education has published a breakdown of exactly how much money is being allocated to local authorities in England next year (2020-21) based on the latest pupil numbers, as part of the government’s pledge to invest a total of £14 billion more over the next three years.

The ‘levelling up’, to spread equality of opportunity for all, means that every school is set to receive the new minima of £5,000 per-pupil funding for secondary schools next year, and £3,750 for primaries, rising to £4,000 the following year. There will be big increases for the schools that need it most.

The government says that extra money, available from April, will: ensure that per-pupil funding for all schools can rise at least in line with inflation and progress the implementation of our National Funding Formula, delivering promised gains in full for areas which have been historically under-funded.

School Standards Minister Nick Gibb said: “We are delivering on our promise to level up funding to make sure every school receives more money for every child in the classroom. Investing an additional £2.6 billion next year and an additional £7.1 billion a year by 2022-23 is an investment in the education and future of our young people and the dedicated teachers and staff who support them.”