On Wednesday 12 January 2011 the Department published schools’ spending data for 2009-10. This data comes from their Consistent Financial Reporting returns and is grouped into categories of income and expenditure. The Department has also included key performance indicators for Key Stage 2 and GCSEs.
This is part of the Department's aim to make more of its statistics available and supports the Coalition Government’s data transparency agenda. In order to make this data more accessible to the general public we have published it in a clear and simple format. In addition, the Department is publishing the raw data files so that people can further analyse the data themselves.
The Department wants to encourage parents and the wider public to look at the data and to compare the spending and performance of schools in their local area. The school spending tables have been published in three Excel workbooks separated into primary, secondary and special schools. The primary and secondary tables include a key performance indicator for Key Stage 2 and GCSEs respectively. The fourth workbook contains the raw data. All of these tables can be found in the 'Associated resources' section on this page.
In addition, we have provided workbooks for each category split into regions. These can be found by clicking on the links to the left-hand side of the page. We have also provided separate workbooks for infant and first schools and for middle-deemed-secondary schools and secondary 11-14 schools. The additional secondary workbooks can be found in the secondary school section.
This diagram shows an example of the front sheet of a workbook, where you can look up an individual school and compare its spending and performance with other schools.
Each workbook contains an ‘Instructions’ tab which will help you to find the school or local authority you are looking for in the tables. In addition, the document Understanding the tables and FAQs will help you to understand what the data means and includes some useful frequently asked questions.
Alongside this data, we have published the document Improving efficiency in schools. This document makes the case for improving efficiency and illustrates how the spending data can identify potential savings at individual school and national level. It can also be found in the 'Associated resources' section on this page.
The data has been organised by school type and can be accessed using the links on the left-hand menu.
*Please note that the data file sizes are extremely large and will take some time to download. Right-clicking the files and selecting 'save as' should speed the process up.