Total schools budgeted expenditure per pupil
This amount includes the money retained by the local authority for central funding.
2020–21 = £6564 per pupil (2019–20 = £6408, 2018–19 = £6456)
An increase of 2.4% compred to a decrease of -0.7% the previous year
Ranked 5th for funding per pupil from Welsh Government for schools budgets, compared to 2nd 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 Powys in 2020–21 = 76.5% (2019–20 = 77.2%) Lowest in Wales, no change from the previous year
Rate excluding home to school transport in = 83.8% (2019-20 = 84.5%) 20th highest in Wales, down from 19th the previous year
How has this changed over time? How does Powys compare to other local authorities?
Per pupil funding of schools in Powys
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 4th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for all school types.
Ranks 2nd in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for primary schools.
Ranks 16th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for secondary schools.
School reserves in Powys
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 Powys changed
Powys' primary school sector's financial reserves are at a level of £287.28 per pupil (3rd in Wales), and have been rising sharply in the past two years. Out of 79 primary schools, 12 are currently in deficit.
Powys' secondary school sector has the worst financial situation per pupil in Wales at a level of -£385.63. Out of its ten secondary schools, seven are now in deficit, including newly formed Ysgol Calon Cymru. Powys has the largest gap between its primary school sector and its secondary school sector at £672.91.
Powys' one through school is in deficit, which is no change from 2016–17. The per pupil deficit is -£224.
Two of Powys' three special schools are in deficit, and the overall per pupil deficit is -£376 (3rd worst in Wales).