Total schools budgeted expenditure per pupil
This amount includes the money retained by the local authority for central funding.
2020–21 = £6131 per pupil (2019–20 = £5724, 2018–19 = £5506)
Increase of 7.1%, compared to 3.9% the previous year
Ranked 17th for funding per pupil from Welsh Government for schools budgets, down from 16th 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 Swansea in 2020-21 = 83.8% (9th highest in Wales)
(2019–20 = 83.3%, 11th highest in Wales)
Rate excluding home to school transport in 2020–21 = 87.6% (10th highest in Wales)
(2019-20 = 87.1%, 14th highest)
How has this changed over time? How does Swansea compare to other local authorities?
Per pupil funding of schools in Swansea
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 8th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for all school types.
Ranks 6th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for primary schools.
Ranks 7th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for secondary schools.
School reserves in Swansea
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 Swansea changed
Swansea's primary school sector's financial reserves are at a level of £277.75 per pupil (4th highest in Wales). At the end of 2018–19, none of its primary schools have a deficit.
Swansea's secondary school sector's financial reserves are at a level of £201.28 per pupil (2nd highest in Wales). One of its 14 secondary schools is in deficit.
Both of Swansea's special schools are in surplus with an overall per pupil figure of £1600.