Total schools budgeted expenditure per pupil
This amount includes the money retained by the local authority for central funding.
2020–21 = £6605 per pupil (2019–20 = £6403, 2018–19 = £6081)
An increase of 3.2%, compared to 5.3% the previous year
Ranked 3rd for funding per pupil from Welsh Government for schools budgets, no change from the previous year
% 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 Gwynedd in 2020-21 = 82.7% (2019–20 = 82.5%) =12th highest in Wales, up from 15th the previous year
Rate excluding home to school transport in 2020–21 = 86% (no change) 15th highest in Wales up from 17th highest the previous year
How has this changed over time? How does Gwynedd compare to other local authorities?
Per pupil funding of schools in Gwynedd
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 6th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for all school types.
Ranks 7th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for primary schools.
Ranks 9th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for secondary schools.
School reserves in Gwynedd
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 Gwynedd changed
Gwynedd's primary school sector has the fifth highest level of reserves in Wales, with an average per pupil surplus of £276.48. Of the 85 primary schools, four were in deficit at the end of 2018–19.
Gwynedd's secondary school sector has a per pupil surplus of £145.76 (ranked fifth in Wales). Two of Gwynedd's 13 secondary schools ended in deficit in 2018–19.
Gwynedd has one through school which has a surplus of £799 per pupil.
Gwynedd has two special schools—one in surplus and one in deficit. The average per pupil surplus for the sector in Gwynedd is £309.