Grammar Schools

Department for Education written question – answered am ar 5 Rhagfyr 2014.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson Ceidwadwyr, Faversham and Mid Kent

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the amount of funding available for a sixth form pupil at a grammar school in (a) 2010, (b) 2005 and (c) the latest date for which figures are available.

Photo of David Laws David Laws The Minister of State, Cabinet Office, The Minister for Schools

In the academic year 2014/15 the base rate of funding for all full time 16-19 students funded by the Department for Education (including grammar school sixth forms) was £4,000. This is set out in the ‘Funding rates and formula’ guidance: www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-guidance-for-young-people-2013-to-2014-rates-and-formula.

The funding allocation for each institution includes factors that allocate additional funding for disadvantaged students, the nature of the learning programme, and area costs. As these factors are particular to each institution, the average per student will differ in each institution.

It is not possible to give an average for grammar schools, as the Department does not identify them as a separate category from school sixth forms.

It is not possible to give figures for 2005 and 2010 that are comparable to 2014/15, as there were significant differences in the funding systems used in those years.

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