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To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-08627 by John Swinney on 24 April 2017, whether it will provide the information for (a) 2016-17 and (b) each year broken down by (i) primary, (ii) secondary and (iii) special schools.


Answered by John Swinney (15/03/2018):
 Data detailing spending on additional support for learning is collected from local authorities via the Local Financial Returns (LFR).

Data from 2016-17 is provided below, data from the financial years 2012-13 to
‎ 2015-16 was provided in the answers to questions S5W-08627 on 24 April 2017 and S5W-08983 on 10 May 2017.

As highlighted in the answer to questions S5W-08627 and S5W-08983, there are issues around the quality of this data. This means that accurate comparisons between local authorities and between years cannot be made. A lack of consistency in how local authorities have broken down the information to primary, secondary and special categories means that this data does not consistently represent the levels of spending in different categories of schools in local authorities.

 

Table 1 shows gross revenue expenditure on additional support for learning education from 2016-17 split by Pre Primary, Primary, Secondary and Special Education

 

Table 1 - Additional Support For Learning Expenditure 2016-17 (£000s)

 

Pre-Primary Education

Primary Education

Secondary Education

Special Education

Total

All local authorities

6,502

61,428

46,315

495,728

609,973

Aberdeen City

-

4,419

2,895

14,210

21,524

Aberdeenshire

-

-

-

33,169

33,169

Angus

-

-

-

7,610

7,610

Argyll & Bute

474

2,808

3,201

2,276

8,759

Clackmannanshire

-

-

-

6,890

6,890

Dumfries & Galloway

-

6,515

2,109

8,769

17,393

Dundee City

392

3,460

1,669

7,472

12,993

East Ayrshire

-

-

-

11,722

11,722

East Dunbartonshire

90

2,206

1,828

8,689

12,813

East Lothian

-

1,990

2,786

8,383

13,159

East Renfrewshire

630

1,991

1,411

7,174

11,206

Edinburgh City

-

-

-

30,161

30,161

Na h-Eileanan Siar

-

-

-

4,521

4,521

Falkirk

-

-

-

19,456

19,456

Fife

-

-

-

31,962

31,962

Glasgow City

2,578

13,119

11,238

62,980

89,915

Highland

-

-

-

38,741

38,741

Inverclyde

180

-

-

8,644

8,824

Midlothian

47

2,673

1,915

9,178

13,813

Moray

-

-

-

12,814

12,814

North Ayrshire

-

-

-

14,546

14,546

North Lanarkshire

460

7,376

3,074

27,491

38,401

Orkney Islands

30

1,281

923

1,471

3,705

Perth & Kinross

223

1,915

1,093

11,099

14,330

Renfrewshire

971

3,091

2,303

15,761

22,126

Scottish Borders

-

-

-

11,983

11,983

Shetland Islands

-

-

-

5,522

5,522

South Ayrshire

-

-

-

15,547

15,547

South Lanarkshire

427

8,022

8,344

19,063

35,856

Stirling

-

562

1,526

3,451

5,539

West Dunbartonshire

-

-

-

16,129

16,129

West Lothian

-

-

-

18,844

18,844

 

Source: Local Financial Returns – Education (LFR 1) statistical return provided by local authorities to the Scottish Government.

 

Table 2 shows the percentage of total gross revenue expenditure on education by local authorities which is accounted for by spending on additional support for learning in 2016-17.

 

Table 2 - Percentage of total education spending on additional support for Learning 2016-17

All Local Authorities

12%

Aberdeen City

12%

Aberdeenshire

12%

Angus

7%

Argyll & Bute

9%

Clackmannanshire

13%

Dumfries & Galloway

12%

Dundee City

9%

East Ayrshire

10%

East Dunbartonshire

11%

East Lothian

14%

East Renfrewshire

10%

Edinburgh, City of

9%

Na h-Eileanan Siar

11%

Falkirk

13%

Fife

9%

Glasgow City

18%

Highland

16%

Inverclyde

11%

Midlothian

15%

Moray

15%

North Ayrshire

11%

North Lanarkshire

11%

Orkney Islands

12%

Perth & Kinross

10%

Renfrewshire

15%

Scottish Borders

11%

Shetland Islands

12%

South Ayrshire

15%

South Lanarkshire

12%

Stirling

5%

West Dunbartonshire

17%

West Lothian

10%

Source: Local Financial Returns – Education (LFR 1) statistical return provided by local authorities to the Scottish Government.

 

Table 3 shows the average per-pupil spending on additional support for learning by local authority. This data shows gross revenue expenditure on additional support for learning in primary, secondary and special education from the local financial returns, divided by the number of pupils identified as having additional support needs recorded in the 2016 Pupil Census

 

 

Table 3 - Additional support for learning spending per pupil recorded as having an additional support need (£s)

All Local Authorities

3,548

Aberdeen City

4,408

Aberdeenshire

2,460

Angus

4,516

Argyll & Bute

3,752

Clackmannanshire

3,796

Dumfries & Galloway

3,115

Dundee City

3,665

East Ayrshire

2,974

East Dunbartonshire

4,029

East Lothian

4,344

East Renfrewshire

3,316

Edinburgh, City of

2,376

Eilean Siar

3,942

Falkirk

4,776

Fife

3,075

Glasgow City

4,114

Highland

3,446

Inverclyde

3,328

Midlothian

4,621

Moray

3,841

North Ayrshire

2,863

North Lanarkshire

4,801

Orkney Islands

5,111

Perth & Kinross

2,417

Renfrewshire

5,785

Scottish Borders

2,842

Shetland Islands

6,826

South Ayrshire

9,086

South Lanarkshire

3,590

Stirling

1,761

West Dunbartonshire

3,606

West Lothian

2,871

 

Sources:

1. Local Financial Returns – Education (LFR 1) statistical return provided by local authorities to the Scottish Government.

2. Pupil Census – published annually - for further details go to; http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/School-Education/dspupcensus

 


Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 15/03/2018
 
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