Local authorities (LAs) must submit separate annual budget and outturn statements to the Secretary of State about their planned and actual expenditure for their education and children’s and young people’s services. This is required by Section 251 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009.
Section 251 replaces Section 52 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 in England. Section 52 still applies in Wales.
The statements are the primary means of informing schools and the public in general about LA funding and expenditure plans.
The tables have been published in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
More information on local authority schools finance data is available.
If you have any questions or need further information about Section 251, please contact: