Total schools budgeted expenditure per pupil
This amount includes the money retained by the local authority for central funding.
2020–21 = £6350 (2019–20 = £5942, 2018–19 = £5660)
Increase of 6.9% on previous year, compared to 5.0% on year before.
Ranked 6th for funding per pupil from Welsh Government for schools budget, up from 12th in 2019–20.
% 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 Caerphilly in 2020–21 = 80.6% (2019–20 = 81.1%) 20th highest in Wales, down from 19th in 2019–20.
Rate excluding home to school transport in 2019-20 = 83.7% (2019–20 = 84.3%) Lowest in Wales, down from 20th in 2019–20.
How has this changed over time? How does Caerphilly compare to other local authorities?
Per pupil funding of schools in Caerphilly
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 22nd in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for all school types.
Ranks 21st in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for primary schools.
Ranks 20th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for secondary schools.
School reserves in Caerphilly
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 Caerphilly changed
Caerphilly's primary school sector's reserves have remained relatively stable over the last few years. Their average per pupil reserves are £153.32 which ranks 18th in Wales. In 2018-19, 11 primary schools ended the year with deficits.
Caerphilly's secondary schools per pupil average has recently gone from a slight surplus to a slight deficit ending 2018-19 at -£19 per pupil (12th in Wales). Six out of 11 secondary schools are in deficit.
Caerphilly's one through school has a surplus of £110 per pupil.
Caerphilly's one special school has a surplus of £1258 per pupil.