Dr. Tony Wright
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will estimate the funding made available in the 1999–2000 SSA for (i) a primary school with 250 pupils and (ii) a secondary school with 900 pupils in(a) Hertfordshire and (b) Staffordshire; and what factors underlie the differences in allocations between the two counties
§ Ms Estelle Morris
The following table sets out the information requested. The differences in allocations are very largely due to the way the area cost adjustment is calculated, although the ethnicity factor also has a small effect in allocating more education SSA per pupil to Hertfordshire.
£ Local Education Authority SSA funding SSA funding for 250 pupil for 900 pupil primary school SSA funding for 900 pupil secondary school Hertfordshire 593,000 2,721,000 Staffordshire 538,000 2,483,000