Total schools budgeted expenditure per pupil
This amount includes the money retained by the local authority for central funding.
2020–21 = 6152 (2019–20 = £5737, 2018–19 = £5552)
An increase of 7.2%, compared to 3.3% the previous year
Ranked 15th 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 Monmouthshire in 2020–21 = 82.6% (2019–20 = 82.7%) 14th highest in Wales, no change from the previous year
Rate excluding home to school transport in 2020–21 = 87.4% (2019-20 = 88%) 11th highest in Wales, down from =9th highest the previous year
How has this changed over time? How does Monmouthshire compare to other local authorities?
Per pupil funding of schools in Monmouthshire
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 17th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for all school types.
Ranks 14th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for primary schools.
Ranks 13th in 2019–20 for average delegated school budget per pupil for secondary schools.
School reserves in Monmouthshire
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 Monmouthshire changed
Monmouthshire's primary school sector's financial reserves have reduced over recent years and are at their lowest level, at £36.72 per pupil. In 2018–9, 12 of Monmouthshire's 30 primary schools is in deficit. Monmouthshire's reserves rank 3rd lowest in Wales for primary schools.
Monmouthshire's secondary school financial deficit has increased over the years, to a level of -£135.35 per pupil. Three of the four schools are in deficit in 2018–19. Monmouthshire ranks 20th for secondary school outturn in Wales though it is some distance from the bottom two.
Monmouthshire has one special school which is in surplus at a level of £2536 per pupil.