Total schools budgeted expenditure per pupil
This amount includes the money retained by the local authority for central funding.
2020–21 = £6246 per pupil (2019–20 = £5851, 2018–19 = £5731)
An increase of 6.8%, compared to 2.1% the previous year
Ranked 10th for funding per pupil from Welsh Government for schools budgets, up from 13th 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 Rhondda Cynon Taf in 2020–21 = 81.7% (2019–20 = 83.2%) 18th highest in Wales, down from 12th the previous year
Rate excluding home to school transport in 2020–21 = 85.6% (2019-20 = 87.6%) 17th highest in Wales, down from 12th highest
How has this changed over time? How does Rhondda Cynon Taf compare to other local authorities?
Per pupil funding of schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf
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 13th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for all school types.
Ranks 15th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for primary schools.
Ranks 12th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for secondary schools.
School reserves in Rhondda Cynon Taf
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 Rhondda Cynon Taf changed
Rhondda Cynon Taf's primary school sector's financial reserves are at a level of £173.83 per pupil, which ranks 13th in Wales. Of its 92 primary schools, two are in deficit.
Rhondda Cynon Taf's secondary school has been in deficit for several years and are at a level of -£134.35 per pupil (19th in Wales). Of its 13 secondary schools, seven are in deficit.
Rhondda Cynon Taf has the most through schools of any authority in Wales, and they are all in surplus, with a per pupil surplus of £287 for the sector.
There are four special schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf, all in surplus with a per pupil surplus of £607 for the sector.