Total schools budgeted expenditure per pupil
This amount includes the money retained by the local authority for central funding.
2020–21 = £6740 (2019–20 = £6545 per pupil, 2018–19 = £6249)
Increase of 3%, compred to an increase of 4.7% the previous year
Ranked 1st for funding per pupil from Welsh Government for schools budgets, the same position as 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 Ceredigion in 2020–21 = 78.4% (2019–20 = 78.5%) 21st highest in Wales, no change from previous year
Rate excluding home to school transport in 2020–21 = 84.5% (2019-20 = 84%) 20th highest in Wales, up one from previous year
How has this changed over time? How does Ceredigion compare to other local authorities?
Per pupil funding of schools in Ceredigion
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 5th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for all school types.
Ranks 8th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for primary schools.
Ranks 3rd in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for secondary schools.
School reserves in Ceredigion
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 to find out how much money is involved.
How have financial reserves in Ceredigion changed
One of Ceredigion's primary schools is currently in deficit and overall the sector has a per pupil average surplus of £313.73 which is the highest in Wales, a position Ceredigion has held for the past three years.
Ceredigion's secondary school sector has a per pupil average surplus of £71.98, ranking 9th in Wales. Of Ceredigion's four secondary schools, two are in deficit.
Of Ceredigion's through schools, two are in surplus and one in deficit. The situation is the same for each school as in 2016–17. Overall the sector has a per pupil surplus of £247.