Total schools budgeted expenditure per pupil
This amount includes the money retained by the local authority for central funding.
2020–21 = £5925 per pupil (2019–20 = £5579, 2018–19 = £5401)
An increase of 6.2%, compared to 3.3% the previous year
Ranked 20th for funding per pupil from Welsh Government for schools budgets, down from 19th 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 Flintshire in 2020–21 = 85.6% (2019–20 = 85.7%) 5th highest in Wales, no change from the previous year
Rate excluding home to school transport in 2020–21 = 88.5% (2019-20 = 88.6%) 7th highest in Wales, no change.
How has this changed over time? How does Flintshire compare to other local authorities?
Per pupil funding of schools in Flintshire
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 20th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for all school types.
Ranks 17th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for primary schools.
Ranks 21st in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for secondary schools.
School reserves in Flintshire
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 Flintshire changed since
Flintshire's primary school sector has a per pupil average surplus of £204.68 which places it tenth in Wales. None of its primary schools is in deficit at the end of 2018–19.
Flintshire's secondary school sector's finances have undergone a dramatic change in the past year after a period of decline. There is now a per pupil surplus of £157.45 which is the third highest in Wales. Of its 11 secondary schools, four are in deficit.
Individual schools finances have gone through a significant alteration in fortunes over one year—for example two schools (Holywell High School/Ysgol Treffynnon and St Richard Gwyn Roman Catholic High School) that were several hundred thousand pounds in deficit are now several hundred thousand pounds in surplus.
Both of Flintshire's special schools are in surplus with a per pupil average of £1056.