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S251 Education Budget Statement 2011-12

Local Authorities are required under section 251 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 to prepare and submit an education and children's social care budget statement (containing details of the LAs funding plans for the financial year) before the start of each financial year. These statistics provide a detailed picture of local authority planned expenditure.

Tables making up the statement -

CEL – Central Expenditure Limit - is designed to demonstrate that the LA is complying with the limit on central spend within the Schools budget.

SBS – School Budget Funding Summary

LA TABLE - an overall picture of the LA's planned spending on educational provision (both school and non-school) as well as the amount being spent on children's services provision. Information provided in this Table enables a comparison to be made between the funding being allocated direct to schools and the amount being spent other than on schools, retained centrally or devolved by the LA.

SCHOOL TABLE REPORT - summarises the main formula funding elements and lists the budget share and the per pupil or place share in each school.

PRIMARY  /  SECONDARY  /  SPECIAL SCHOOL REPORT - shows how the LA's formula has been applied to each school to calculate its budget share, including all the relevant factors and lump sums, and the numbers of pupils in each school year used to allocate pupil-led funding. (three tables, one for each category of school)

Please note that Table 3c – Early Years Single Funding Formula and Table 4 – Funding Factors are not yet available as the DfE have not yet produced templates for these reports.

A detailed description of each budget heading can be found on the DfE Guidance document.