Total schools budgeted expenditure per pupil
This amount includes the money retained by the local authority for central funding.
2020–21 = £6138 per pupil (2019–20 = £5463, 2018–19 = £5499)
Increase of 12.4% compared to decrease of -0.7% the previous year
Ranked 16th for funding per pupil from Welsh Government for schools budgets, up from 20th 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 Wrexham in 2020–21 = 84.8% (7th highest in Wales)
2019–20 = 85.9% (3rd highest in Wales)
Rate excluding home to school transport in 2020–21 = 88.9% (5th highest in Wales)
2019-20 = 89.8% (3rd highest)
How has this changed over time? How does Wrexham compare to other local authorities?
Per pupil funding of schools in Wrexham
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 12th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for all school types.
Ranks 12th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for primary schools.
Ranks 4th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for secondary schools.
School reserves in Wrexham
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 Wrexham changed
Wrexham's primary school sector's financial reserves have increased lately to a level of £187.42 per pupil. Five of Wrexham's 58 primary schools are in deficit.
Wrexham's secondary school sector has gone into deficit recently, and now has a per pupil deficit of -£57.87 (15th in Wales). Five of Wrexham's nine secondary schools are in deficit.
Wrexham's one special school is in deficit, to a level of £504 per pupil (2nd worst level for the sector in Wales).