Total schools budgeted expenditure per pupil
This amount includes the money retained by the local authority for central funding.
2020–21 = £6207 (2019–20 = £5948, 2018–19 = £5772)
An increase of 4.4% compared to 3.1% the previous year
Ranked 13th for funding per pupil from Welsh Government for schools budgets, compared to 10th 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 Neath Port Talbot in 2020–21 = 81.8% (2019–20 = 81.6%) 17th highest in Wales, no change from the previous year
Rate excluding home to school transport in 2020–21 = 86.5% (2019-20 = 86.5%) 12th highest in Wales, up from 16th in 2019–20
How has this changed over time? How does Neath Port Talbot compare to other local authorities?
Per pupil funding of schools in Neath Port Talbot
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 16th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for all school types.
Ranks 13th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for primary schools.
Ranks 17th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for secondary schools.
School reserves in Neath Port Talbot
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 Neath Port Talbot changed
Neath Port Talbot's primary school sector's financial reserves have been relatively stable in recent years and are at a level of £150.67 per pupil (ranking 19th in Wales). Out of 52 primary schools, seven ended 2018–19 in deficit. This is an improvement on recent years.
Neath Port Talbot's secondary school sector's finances have gradually declined and are now are just in surplus at a level of £20 per pupil (ranking 11th in Wales). By the end of 2018–19, three of Neath Port Talbot's secondary schools were in deficit.
Neath Port Talbot has three through schools, all of which are in deficit, at a level of -£280 per pupil.
Neath Port Talbot has two special schools, one in surplus and one in deficit. Overall there is a per pupil surplus of £115.