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School Funding in Wales

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Children, Young People and Education Committee conducted an inquiry into:

  • the sufficiency of school funding in Wales; and
  •  the way school budgets are determined and allocated.

The inquiry focused on:

  • the sufficiency of provision for school budgets, in the context of other public service budgets and available resources;
  • the extent to which the level of provision for school budgets complements or inhibits delivery of the Welsh Government’s policy objectives;
  • the relationship, balance and transparency between various sources of schools’ funding, including core budgets and hypothecated funding;
  • the local government funding formula and the weighting given to education and school budgets specifically within the Local Government Settlement;
  • Welsh Government oversight of how Local Authorities set individual schools’ budgets including, for example, the weighting given to factors such as age profile of pupils, deprivation, language of provision, number of pupils with Additional Learning Needs and pre-compulsory age provision;
  • progress and developments since previous Assembly Committees’ reviews (for example those of the Enterprise and Learning Committee in the Third Assembly); and
  • the availability and use of comparisons between education funding and school budgets in Wales and other UK nations.

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Children, Young People and Education Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565