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Official Statistics

LA and school expenditure: 2015 to 2016 financial year

How schools and local authorities spent their funding on education, children's services and social care in the financial year 2015 to 2016.


SFR63/2016: Main text

SFR63/2016: Methodology document


This statistical release covers:

  • the income and expenditure of local-authority-maintained schools in England
  • local authority spending on education services and children’s and young people’s services
  • the latest position on school revenue balances

We have identified an error affecting the consistent financial reporting (CFR) 2015 to 2016 figures for 31 out of the 16,774 schools covered in this release. This affects Buckinghamshire local authority only, and has a marginal effect on national figures.

We will recalculate tables 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 and republish them by 7 April 2017. The local authority 2015 to 2016 outturn figures in tables 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 and 9 are not affected. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Data expert team - IFD (Analysis)