Total schools budgeted expenditure per pupil
This amount includes the money retained by the local authority for central funding.
2020–21 = £5888 per pupil (2019–20 = £5444, 2018–19 = £5232)
An increase of 8.2% compared to 4.0% the previous year
Ranked 21st for funding per pupil from Welsh Government for schools budgets, no change from 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 Newport in 2020–21 = 83.2% (2019–20 = 82.9%) 10th highest in Wales, up from 13th the previous year
Rate excluding home to school transport in 2020–21 = 86.2% (2019-20 = 87.2%) 13th highest, no change from the previous year
How has this changed over time? How does Newport compare to other local authorities?
Per pupil funding of schools in Newport
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 21st in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for all school types.
Ranks 22nd in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for primary schools.
Ranks 18th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for secondary schools.
School reserves in Newport
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 Newport changed
Newport's primary school sector's financial reserves have risen over recent years and are at the level of £252.12 per pupil (ranked 8th in Wales). Out of 43 primary schools, one is in deficit at the end of 2018–19.
Newport's secondary school sector's financial reserves have reduced and gone into deficit this year to a per pupil rate of -£61.32. Out of nine secondary schools, four are now in deficit.
Both of Newport's special schools are in surplus, with an average per pupil surplus of £778.