Total schools budgeted expenditure per pupil
This amount includes the money retained by the local authority for central funding.
2020–21 = £6628 per pupil (2019–20 = £6372, 2018–19 = £6355)
Increase of 4% on previous year (previous increase was 0.3%)
Ranked 2nd for funding per pupil from Welsh Government for schools budgets, going up from 4th in 2019–2020.
% rate of delegation to schools
"In 2012, local government committed to a target set them by the Welsh Government to delegate 85% of all school funding directly to schools by 2014–15." (School Funding in Wales: Research Briefing, August 2018)
Rate of delegation in Blaenau Gwent in 2020–21 = 85.7% (4th highest in Wales). This is the same % and ranking as 2019–20.
Rate excluding home to school transport in 2019-20 = 88.7% (6th highest). This is the same % and ranking as 2019–20.
How has this changed over time? How does Blaenau Gwent compare to other local authorities?
Per pupil funding of schools in Blaenau Gwent
We have mapped delegated per pupil funding for primary schools and secondary schools across Wales. The colours refer to Welsh averages. Purple indicates a school which receives funding in the top 25% per pupil, grey, the middle 50% and red, the bottom 25%.
Changes in the average delegated school budget per pupil, 2012–20
Ranks 2nd in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for all school types.
Ranks 1st in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for primary schools.
Ranks 10th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for secondary schools.
School reserves in Blaenau Gwent
The map shows which schools retain reserves within statutory limits (in black) and above statutory limits (in yellow). The statutory limits are £50,000 for a primary school and £100,000 for a secondary school. It also shows which schools are in deficit (in red). All figures are for the end of the financial year 2018–2019. Use the menu on the top left to choose type of school, and hover over a school marker to find out how much money is involved.
How have financial reserves in Blaenau Gwent changed
Blaenau Gwent's primary schools have increased the size of their reserves after a period of decline. Blaenau Gwent's primary school sector has a surplus of £288.61 per pupil—second highest in Wales. Two primary schools have deficits in 2018-19.
There are only two secondary schools in Blaenau Gwent—one with substantial reserves and one with a small deficit. Overall the secondary sector in Blaenau Gwent has the highest surplus in Wales at £215.10.
Blaenau Gwent's through schools both have substantial deficits, with an average per pupil figure of -£265.
Blaenau Gwent's special schools both have surplus reserves, with an average per pupil figure of £3279 which is the highest in Wales.