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LEA FUNDING DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCED (ENGLAND)

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School standards minister David Miliband today announced the...
School standards minister David Miliband today announced the

distribution of£1.4bn extra funding for Local Education Authorities

(LEAs) for the next financial year - an average rise of 6.5 per cent.

There will be further increases each year until 2006 so that schools

will see an average increase in funding of£1,000 per pupil between

1997 and 2006.

Speaking on the same day as local government minister Nick Raynsford

announced the local government finance settlement, David Miliband

said:

'The funding system has undergone radical reform this year - a reform

that was badly needed. Previously distribution of the money was

calculated using 1991 census information and spending patterns. It

was complicated and did not reflect the division of responsibilities

between schools and LEAs.

'The new system is fairer, simpler, more transparent and more

up-to-date - it better reflects recent social and population changes

in England. Our aim is that similar pupils in different parts of the

country are treated in a similar way.

'Every LEA will be getting at least 3.2 per cent per pupil increase

in real terms for next year, with further increases in the following

two years. No LEA will lose out in real terms as this new system is

introduced.

'The amount of money the LEA is given for its schools will depend on

a basic amount per pupil, plus top ups for deprivation and areas with

extra costs.

'We are taking steps to ensure this extra funding gets through to

schools. LEAs will have to send all their schools an account of

schools funding each year showing whether they have passed on

increases in government funding. We also have a power to set a

minimum level of budget for an LEA's schools where we think it has

set an inadequate budget.

'We want headteachers to have three year budgets. This will help

schools to plan for the long term and see those plans bear fruit.'

Further details of the spending review allocation will be announced

later this month.

NOTES

This Press Notice applies to England.

1. The consultation took place between July and September 2002.

Department for Education and Skills press notice 139/2002 dated 8

July 2002 refers.

2. The overall amount of funding to be distributed (Education Formula

Spending) is£25,014m. Full details by LEA and Government

Office attached at Annex A.

3. Further details of the changes to the system can be found on the

Department for Education and Skills website.

ANNEX A - BREAKDOWN BY GOVERNMENT OFFICE REGION

Education Formula Spending Share

Per Pupil % Increase

Overall % increase

Overall Adjusted Cash Increase 1

NORTH EAST - TOTAL 6.6% 5.9% 71.406

Gateshead 6.7% 5.6% 4.815

Newcastle upon Tyne 6.0% 5.7% 6.779

North Tyneside 7.0% 6.9% 5.901

South Tyneside 5.6% 3.8% 2.945

Sunderland 7.0% 5.6% 7.912

Hartlepool 7.0% 6.5% 3.177

Middlesbrough 7.0% 4.6% 3.307

Redcar and Cleveland 6.5% 5.2% 3.919

Stockton-on-Tees 5.9% 5.0% 4.625

Durham 6.4% 6.3% 14.363

Darlington 7.0% 8.1% 3.777

Northumberland 7.0% 7.2% 9.885

NORTH WEST & MERSEYSIDE - TOTAL 6.0% 5.9% 198.858

Knowsley 5.0% 3.1% 2.887

Liverpool 5.3% 3.7% 9.436

St Helens 7.0% 6.7% 5.761

Sefton 6.6% 5.9% 7.988

Wirral 4.6% 4.2% 6.943

Bolton 7.0% 6.5% 8.761

Bury 6.6% 8.3% 7.084

Manchester 7.0% 6.1% 14.449

Oldham 7.0% 6.5% 7.997

Rochdale 7.0% 6.8% 7.654

Salford 7.0% 5.6% 6.113

Stockport 6.0% 7.1% 8.662

Tameside 7.0% 6.5% 7.335

Trafford 6.1% 6.0% 6.010

Wigan 7.0% 6.8% 9.934

Cheshire 5.6% 7.3% 21.529

Halton 5.1% 3.8% 2.514

Warrington 6.2% 6.5% 5.817

Lancashire 4.5% 4.7% 25.503

Blackburn 7.0% 7.4% 6.045

Blackpool 4.9% 6.3% 4.209

Cumbria 7.0% 7.5% 16.225

YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER - TOTAL 6.5% 6.7% 159.023

Barnsley 6.2% 6.7% 6.867

Doncaster 6.9% 6.8% 10.085

Rotherham 6.9% 8.2% 10.687

Sheffield 6.9% 7.2% 16.491

Bradford 7.0% 6.2% 15.767

Calderdale 6.2% 6.8% 6.777

Kirklees 7.0% 8.1% 15.432

Leeds 7.0% 6.2% 20.145

Wakefield 7.0% 7.0% 10.443

City of Kingston-upon-Hull 6.4% 4.7% 6.309

East Riding of Yorkshire 4.9% 7.7% 10.758

North East Lincolnshire 4.0% 4.1% 3.505

North Lincolnshire 4.7% 5.5% 4.199

North Yorkshire 6.9% 7.4% 18.565

York 4.8% 4.3% 2.995

EAST MIDLANDS - TOTAL 5.6% 7.3% 139.863

Derbyshire 7.0% 7.6% 24.491

Derby 6.1% 6.9% 7.798

Leicestershire 3.2% 6.6% 17.160

Leicester 6.9% 7.4% 11.361

Rutland 7.0% 8.3% 1.190

Nottinghamshire 5.3% 6.4% 21.413

Nottingham City 7.0% 5.3% 6.962

Lincolnshire 4.3% 7.7% 22.363

Northamptonshire 6.6% 9.3% 27.125

WEST MIDLANDS - TOTAL 6.2% 7.2% 184.751

Birmingham 7.0% 7.6% 43.128

Coventry 7.0% 6.5% 9.691

Dudley 7.0% 7.7% 11.006

Sandwell 7.0% 7.2% 10.929

Solihull 6.4% 6.2% 6.322

Walsall 7.0% 6.7% 9.046

Wolverhampton 7.0% 7.0% 8.632

Staffordshire 5.1% 7.2% 25.922

Stoke on Trent 7.0% 6.2% 7.167

Herefordshire 5.3% 7.9% 5.812

Worcestershire 4.2% 6.1% 13.629

Shropshire 4.4% 7.3% 8.777

The Wrekin 4.3% 6.0% 4.788

Warwickshire 7.0% 9.2% 19.902

EASTERN - TOTAL 3.8% 6.6% 165.044

Bedfordshire 3.2% 5.9% 10.962

Luton 5.5% 7.0% 7.420

Cambridgeshire 7.0% 10.1% 22.660

Peterborough 7.0% 8.5% 7.483

Essex 3.2% 6.9% 43.229

Southend 3.2% 5.4% 4.454

Thurrock 3.2% 5.9% 4.382

Hertfordshire 3.2% 5.1% 26.122

Norfolk 3.2% 5.6% 18.997

Suffolk 3.5% 6.8% 19.336

INNER LONDON - TOTAL 6.1% 7.0% 95.713

City of London 7.0% -4.0% (0.043)

Camden 3.6% 3.7% 3.322

Greenwich 7.0% 7.4% 10.427

Hackney 7.0% 7.3% 9.042

Hammersmith and Fulham 3.2% 3.3% 2.419

Islington 6.9% 7.5% 7.984

Kensington and Chelsea 3.2% 6.9% 3.287

Lambeth 4.1% 7.1% 9.526

Lewisham 6.9% 7.1% 10.466

Southwark 7.0% 8.1% 12.318

Tower Hamlets 7.0% 6.7% 11.103

Wandsworth 7.0% 8.0% 8.647

Westminster 7.0% 9.4% 7.215

OUTER LONDON - TOTAL 4.7% 6.2% 154.466

Barking and Dagenham 3.2% 6.3% 6.314

Barnet 7.0% 7.6% 11.449

Bexley 3.2% 3.4% 4.197

Brent 5.5% 5.5% 7.787

Bromley 3.2% 5.8% 8.425

Croydon 3.2% 4.9% 8.313

Ealing 7.0% 8.2% 12.059

Enfield 3.2% 4.8% 7.914

Haringey 3.2% 3.0% 3.879

Harrow 7.0% 8.9% 8.864

Havering 3.2% 3.8% 4.471

Hillingdon 6.5% 9.6% 12.221

Hounslow 7.0% 7.4% 8.791

Kingston upon Thames 6.3% 8.1% 4.938

Merton 7.0% 7.5% 5.608

Newham 6.5% 8.4% 16.151

Redbridge 3.7% 5.6% 7.458

Richmond upon Thames 3.2% 6.9% 4.339

Sutton 3.2% 6.6% 6.034

Waltham Forest 3.2% 4.0% 5.254

SOUTH EAST - TOTAL 3.5% 6.1% 220.130

Buckinghamshire 3.2% 6.4% 13.994

Milton Keynes 3.4% 8.4% 8.888

East Sussex 3.2% 6.5% 13.653

Brighton and Hove 3.2% 3.7% 3.731

Hampshire 3.2% 5.9% 32.367

Portsmouth 3.2% 2.8% 2.430

Southampton 3.2% 2.6% 2.742

Bracknell Forest 5.3% 6.1% 2.848

Windsor & Maidenhead 3.2% 5.3% 3.100

West Berkshire 7.0% 10.0% 6.926

Reading 7.0% 7.8% 4.168

Slough 3.2% 5.9% 4.026

Wokingham 7.0% 10.3% 6.859

Kent 3.2% 6.6% 42.744

Medway 3.2% 3.6% 4.956

Isle of Wight Council 3.2% 4.8% 2.994

Oxfordshire 3.2% 6.4% 16.397

Surrey 3.5% 6.2% 26.656

West Sussex 3.2% 6.4% 20.651

SOUTH WEST - TOTAL 4.6% 6.8% 42.449

Isles of Scilly 7.0% 6.6% 0.097

Bath & North East Somerset 5.8% 8.3% 5.708

City of Bristol 7.0% 6.8% 10.399

North Somerset 3.5% 7.0% 5.451

South Gloucestershire 5.5% 9.9% 10.620

Dorset 3.2% 6.8% 10.608

Poole 4.3% 4.4% 2.379

Bournemouth 3.2% 3.7% 2.323

Wiltshire 5.1% 9.1% 17.086

Swindon 5.5% 7.1% 6.160

Devon 4.7% 7.2% 20.598

Plymouth 3.2% 2.9% 3.486

Torbay 4.4% 5.3% 2.941

Cornwall 4.5% 6.5% 14.198

Gloucestershire 5.0% 6.7% 16.542

Somerset 3.2% 6.5% 13.852

England - TOTAL 5.2% 6.5% 1,531.703

The Overall Adjusted Cash Increase will not tie back with last year's

Education SSA figures because of adjustments to the 02-03 figures for

grant transfers and pensions

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