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Expenditure per school pupil by local authority: FOI release

Published: 3 Mar 2021

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
3 Mar 2021
Expenditure per school pupil by local authority: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100140749
Date received: 20 Jan 2021
Date responded: 29 Jan 2021
Information requested

What is the gross revenue expenditure per school pupil broken down by local authority area, for the most recent complete year that it is available for.

Response

The table below presents per pupil expenditure by Local Authority at Primary and Secondary school level for the 2018/19 tax year.

Expenditure per pupil 2018/19

Local Authority

Primary

Secondary

Aberdeen City

£5,392

£7,775

Aberdeenshire

£5,573

£7,293

Angus

£5,233

£6,940

Argyll & Bute

£6,851

£10,142

Clackannanshire

£5,153

£8,498

Dumfries & Galloway

£5,487

£7,383

Dundee City

£5,143

£7,368

East Ayrshire

£5,705

£7,630

East Dunbartonshire

£4,924

£7,635

East Lothian

£4,915

£6,566

East Renfrewshire

£4,980

£7,136

Edinburgh City

£5,385

£7,418

Nah-Eileanan Siar

£9,744

£11,959

Falkirk

£4,730

£7,089

Fife

£5,060

£6,654

Glasgow City

£5,346

£8,327

Highland

£5,771

£7,746

Inverclyde

£5,481

£7,456

Midlothian

£5,595

£7,148

Moray

£4,945

£7,198

North Ayrshire

£5,873

£7,652

North Lanarkshire

£5,680

£7,180

Orkney Islands

£8,560

£11,158

Perth & Kinross

£5,796

£8,161

Renfrewshire

£4,681

£6,566

Scottish Borders

£5,584

£7,685

Shetland Islands

£8,093

£11,146

South Ayrshire

£5,555

£7,061

South Lanarkshire

£5,523

£6,920

Stirling

£5,392

£6,991

West Dunbartonshire

£6,175

£7,172

West Lothian

£5,513

£6,988

All local authorities

£5,451

£7,444

These figures were calculated using the most recent 2018/19 Local Government Finance Statistics. These are available from Scottish local government finance statistics (SLGFS) 2018-19: workbooks - gov.scot (www.gov.scot). Education expenditure by Local Authority has been taken from line 16 of the "2018-19 LFR 01- revised 22 September 2020" excel document.

Pupil data was acquired from the 2018 Pupil Census to align with 2018/19 Finance Statistics. Pupil Census data are available from Pupil census: supplementary statistics - gov.scot (www.gov.scot), Pupil census 2020 supplementary statistics, Tables 6.2 and 7.2. Expenditure per pupil across special schools has not been provided. This is because, for confidentiality reasons, the number of special school pupils are not published for Local Authorities with small numbers of these pupils.

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