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: main tables

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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 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 recalculated tables 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 and republished them in May 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.

Pupil and school finance data team

Published 15 December 2016
Last updated 10 May 2017 + show all updates
  1. Replaced the main text and main tables documents. Please refer to the detail section of the page for more information.

  2. Removed the ‘SR63/2016: main tables' document. Please refer to the detail section of this page for more information.

  3. First published.