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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Education revenue outturn expenditure, by service (£ thousand)
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[Collapse]Net current expenditureClick here to sortNet current expenditure[Expand]Click here to sortSpecific and special government grants
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[Collapse]Total delegated schools expenditure2,924,023-242,0692,681,954-462,943
Total delegated schools expenditure[Expand]Total expenditure delegated to nursery schools6,538-7755,763-2,433
[Expand]Total expenditure delegated to primary schools1,458,413-131,8201,326,593-233,767
[Expand]Total expenditure delegated to secondary schools1,152,763-86,4031,066,361-194,643
[Expand]Total expenditure delegated to special schools151,836-10,782141,055-8,434
[Expand]Total expenditure delegated to middle schools154,472-12,289142,183-23,666
[Expand]Total Additional learning needs (school budget)138,449-7,249131,200-18,443
[Expand]Total Inter authority recoupment22,096-10,60311,493-328
[Expand]Total school catering111,979-43,22168,758-35,835
[Expand]Total other school budget87,262-10,09177,171-23,947
[Expand]Total Staff8,116-2,1166,000-576
[Expand]Total Capital expenditure charged to revenue account-560-560
[Expand]Total School budget3,291,870-315,3492,976,520-542,072
[Expand]Total Additional learning needs (LA budget)28,436-4,20324,233-6,013
[Expand]Total School improvement50,560-3,76246,798-21,040
[Expand]Total Access to education77,573-7,41370,160-34,330
[Expand]Total Home to school transport165,555-5,365160,190-1,136
[Expand]Total Strategic management64,380-7,09857,282-4,255
[Expand]Total other LA budget on schools7,219-2,2994,9200
[Expand]Total LA budget393,723-30,140363,583-66,775
[Collapse]Total school expenditure3,685,593-345,4893,340,103-608,846
Total school expenditure[Expand]School expenditure - nursery10,937-1,4139,523-3,844
[Expand]School expenditure - primary1,816,178-185,9211,630,257-319,297
[Expand]School expenditure - secondary1,422,901-119,9031,302,998-243,530
[Expand]School expenditure - special257,929-23,468234,461-14,412
[Expand]School expenditure - middle177,648-14,785162,864-27,763
[Expand]COVID 19 - School Expenditure.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Collapse]Total non-school education expenditure103,438-12,33991,099-49,637
Total non-school education expenditure[Expand]Strategic management of non-school services2,071-272,043-1,064
[Expand]Access to Education (excluding transport) - non-school1,47301,473-1,349
[Expand]Under 5 provision not in nursery, primary or special schools20,047-3,02917,018-7,901
[Expand]Adult education19,927-4,85615,071-12,186
[Expand]Youth service38,224-2,38335,840-19,891
[Expand]Community education1,538-1331,405-1,117
[Expand]Home to college transport11,723-1,7759,9480
[Expand]Student support: discretionary awards126-11260
[Expand]Student support: Assembly learning grant0000
[Expand]Student support: mandatory awards0000
[Expand]Other continuing education4040
[Expand]Residual pension liabilities: further education59105910
[Expand]Residual pension liabilities: other non-school services1,13001,1300
[Expand]Other LA budget (non-school)6,584-1346,450-6,129
[Expand]COVID 19 - Non-school education expenditure.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Total education revenue expenditure3,789,031-357,8293,431,202-658,483


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.


Revenue outturn expenditure: education

Last update

October 2023 October 2023

Next update

October 2024

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

Statistical quality

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Local Government Finance, education school revenue expenditure RO1


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