Total schools budgeted expenditure per pupil
This amount includes the money retained by the local authority for central funding.
2020-21 = £5554 per pupil (2019–20 = £5232, 2018–19 = £5107)
Increase of 6.2% compared to 2.5% the previous year
Ranked 22nd (lowest) for funding per pupil from Welsh Government for schools budgets, no change.
% 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 Vale of Glamorgan in 2020–21 = 87.6% (2nd highest in Wales)
(2019–20 = 87.8%, 2nd highest)
Rate excluding home to school transport in 2020–21 = 90.1% (3rd highest in Wales)
2019-20 = 90.5% (2nd highest)
How has this changed over time? How does Vale of Glamorgan compare to other local authorities?
Per pupil funding of schools in Vale of Glamorgan
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 18th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for all school types.
Ranks 19th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for primary schools.
Ranks 22nd (lowest) in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for secondary schools.
School reserves in Vale of Glamorgan
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 Vale of Glamorgan changed
Vale of Glamorgan's primary school sector's financial reserves are at a level of £166.94 (16th in Wales). One of Vale of Glamorgan's 44 primary schools is in deficit.
Vale of Glamorgan's secondary school sector's financial reserves are at a per pupil level of £76.38 (7th highest in Wales). None of its secondary schools are in deficit.
Vale of Glamorgan's one through school is in deficit, at a level of -£20 per pupil.
Vale of Glamorgan's one special school is in deficit at a level of -£48 per pupil.