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S5W-22664: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 16 April 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-29691 by Angela Constance on 2 March 2016, whether it will provide the figures for each year since 2015-16.

Answered by: John Swinney 1 May 2019

The following table provides information on average gross revenue expenditure in Scotland per pre-school registration, primary pupil and secondary pupil along with information on teaching allocations per college and university place (Average Teaching Grant Funding per FTE - including controlled SG funded places – expenditure on tuition fees and student support not included).

 

2009-10    

2010-11    

2011-12    

2012-13 
1

2013-14 

2014-15  

2015-16
2

2016-17
3

2017-18
4

2018-19
4,5

Pre-school

£2,943

£3,456

£3,193

£3,194

£3,102

£3,411

£3,957

£4,344

£4,599

-

Primary

£4,875

£5,001

£4,935

£4,899

£4,871

£4,814

£4,877

£4,980

£5,169

-

Secondary

£6,524

£6,598

£6,297

£6,397

£6,711

£6,790

£6,920

£7,046

£7,127

-

College

£3,740

£3,803

£3,601

£3,496

£3,317

£3,317

£3,421

£3,527

£3,615

£3,972

University (HEI)

£5,209

£5,219

£5,115

£5,379

£5,514

£5,620

£5,655

£5,435

£5,437

£5,560

The following table provides the same information in 2017-18 prices.

 

2009-10    

2010-11    

2011-12    

2012-13 
1

2013-14   

2014-15   

2015-16
2

2016-17
3

2017-18
4

2018-19
4,5

Pre-school

£3,360

£3,946

£3,646

£3,647

£3,542

£3,894

£4,518

£4,960

£5,251

-

Primary

£5,566

£5,605

£5,460

£5,313

£5,187

£5,061

£5,088

£5,079

£5,169

-

Secondary

£7,449

£7,396

£6,966

£6,938

£7,147

£7,139

£7,218

£7,186

£7,127

-

College

£4,270

£4,263

£3,984

£3,791

£3,533

£3,488

£3,568

£3,598

£3,615

£3,901

University (HEI)

£5,947

£5,850

£5,659

£5,834

£5,872

£5,909

£5,899

£5,543

£5,437

£5,460

For pre-school education, the estimates are derived by dividing the total expenditure on Pre-School Education reported by Local Authorities in the Local Finance Return by the total number of early learning and childcare registrations reported in the Scottish Government Early Learning and Childcare Statistics.

For primary and secondary education, average gross revenue expenditure per pupil is total gross revenue expenditure reported by local authorities on primary or secondary education, sourced from the Local Financial Return, divided by the number of pupils in that school sector on Pupil Census date during the September of the relevant year.

Data from SFC on college teaching allocations per place is derived by taking funding provided to colleges for core teaching and fee waiver grant, divided by the weighted SUMs (relative costs to a college of delivering different subject) to derive expenditure by total Scottish and EU domiciled FTE. Expenditure excludes tuition fees not paid by SFC (mainly SAAS) and student support funding or funding from European Social Fund.

Data from SFC on University teaching allocations per place is derived by taking the total teaching grant provided by SFC for teaching places, divided by the total of SFC funded places for Scottish and EU domiciled FTEs. The expenditure figures do not include funding for student support, SFC’s research and strategic funds or the tuition fees that SAAS pay. The total FTE figures are SFC/SG funded places and do not include fees only and international places.

Notes

1. The rest of UK places were removed from 2012-13 on a phased basis (new students in 2012-13 and each new cohort thereafter over a 5 year period).

2. In AY 2015-16 SFC moved college funding to a credits based system, rather than WSUMS. It is assumed that 15 credits = 1 FTE.

3. In AY 2016-17 there was a 2.9% reduction in HEI gross teaching prices.

4. In 2017-18 and 2018-19, funding for colleges includes additional funding for national bargaining.

5. In 2018-19, The additional places at St Andrew’s for rUK Calman students clinical training were funded separately by SFC however are not included for continuance.

6. The funded places/weighted SUMS/credits figures used are taken from the final published main grant letters or outcome agreements, and do not take account of any subsequent adjustments.

7. SFC (not matched) ESF funding included together with all ESF student number targets.

8. Real terms conversions using 2017-18 prices and December 2018 HMT GDP deflators.