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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Education revenue outturn expenditure, by service (£ thousand)
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[Collapse]Total delegated schools expenditure2,548,391-85,3432,463,047-441,582
Total delegated schools expenditure[Expand]Total expenditure delegated to nursery schools5,502-4655,037-1,163
[Expand]Total expenditure delegated to primary schools1,288,129-43,9151,244,214-231,927
[Expand]Total expenditure delegated to secondary schools1,010,198-31,004979,194-184,389
[Expand]Total expenditure delegated to special schools126,257-6,055120,202-6,095
[Expand]Total expenditure delegated to middle schools118,304-3,905114,400-18,008
[Expand]Total Additional learning needs (school budget)111,317-7,850103,467-10,004
[Expand]Total Inter authority recoupment17,974-11,0646,910-148
[Expand]Total school catering64,226-14,96449,261-8,782
[Expand]Total other school budget57,752-5,49152,261-15,927
[Expand]Total Staff5,355-1,7203,635-850
[Expand]Total Capital expenditure charged to revenue account0000
[Expand]Total School budget2,805,014-126,4322,678,582-477,294
[Expand]Total Additional learning needs (LA budget)23,402-2,05621,346-4,443
[Expand]Total School improvement47,532-3,38944,143-20,300
[Expand]Total Access to education41,563-5,79335,769-15,438
[Expand]Total Home to school transport115,488-2,639112,848-1,240
[Expand]Total Strategic management67,434-4,73662,698-9,925
[Expand]Total other LA budget on schools8,636-2,1536,483-249
[Expand]Total LA budget304,055-20,767283,288-51,596
[Collapse]Total school expenditure3,158,019-147,7803,010,239-592,795
Total school expenditure[Expand]School expenditure - nursery7,963-8477,115-1,638
[Expand]School expenditure - primary1,544,764-71,4501,473,315-283,547
[Expand]School expenditure - secondary1,217,410-52,7801,164,630-214,298
[Expand]School expenditure - special204,339-15,925188,414-8,483
[Expand]School expenditure - middle134,593-6,197128,396-20,923
[Expand]COVID 19 - School Expenditure48,951-58248,370-63,906
[Collapse]Total non-school education expenditure93,198-12,75380,446-46,221
Total non-school education expenditure[Expand]Strategic management of non-school services7210721-643
[Expand]Access to Education (excluding transport) - non-school2020202-410
[Expand]Under 5 provision not in nursery, primary or special schools14,614-2,14212,472-4,360
[Expand]Adult education18,972-6,42112,551-8,122
[Expand]Youth service30,802-2,29428,508-14,652
[Expand]Community education2,394-5051,889-1,623
[Expand]Home to college transport7,763-1,2586,5050
[Expand]Student support: discretionary awards149-11480
[Expand]Student support: Assembly learning grant0000
[Expand]Student support: mandatory awards0000
[Expand]Other continuing education5050
[Expand]Residual pension liabilities: further education1,10101,1010
[Expand]Residual pension liabilities: other non-school services1,10501,1050
[Expand]Other LA budget (non-school)1,95301,952-1,659
[Expand]COVID 19 - Non-school education expenditure13,419-13213,287-14,751
[Expand]Total education revenue expenditure3,251,218-160,5333,090,685-639,016



Revenue outturn expenditure: education

Last update

October 2021 October 2021

Next update

October 2022

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Revenue outturn (RO) data collection, Welsh Government

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National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Local authorities

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description

The Welsh Government conducts the revenue outturn survey. Data are available on net current expenditure for Wales by service category. The survey is conducted every summer with results available in October.

Data collection and calculation

The information presented here is collected via annual returns from Welsh Local Authorities.

Frequency of publication


Data reference periods

Data are shown for each financial year from 2013-14 onwards.

Statistical quality

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Local Government Finance, education school revenue expenditure RO1