HC Deb 01 April 2004 vol 419 cc1583-4W
Mr. Trimble

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to what extent the Common Funding Formula for schools has been implemented; what the timescale is for full implementation; what criteria are being used to determine the timescale for implementation; and what steps are being taken to ensure children in the more rural board areas are not adversely affected by the timescale for implementation. [164192]

Jane Kennedy

The Common Funding Formula (CFF) has not been implemented. The plan is to consult schools on the final proposals for the CFF shortly, with the aim of implementing Common Funding in April 2005. The implementation of Common Funding will be undertaken within finite budgetary constraints, and central to this will be the issue of manageability, especially for schools facing reductions in their relative budget share. All existing Funding Formulae contain a Small School Factor to facilitate the delivery of the curriculum. Small schools with above average teaching costs may also receive additional support through the Teachers' Salary Protection Factor.

Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State of Northern Ireland whish schools in the South Eastern Education and Library Board area are(a) experiencing financial deficit and (b) projected to face a financial deficit in the next financial year. [164434]

Jane Kennedy

I understand from the Chief Executive of the South-Eastern Education and Library Board that the following schools are expected to have a deficit at 31 March 2004:

  • Ballycarrickmaddy Primary School
  • Carr Primary School
  • Carryduff Primary School
  • Castle Gardens Primary School
  • Comber Primary School
  • Cregagh Primary School
  • Crossgar Primary School
  • Donaghadee High School
  • Downshire Primary School
  • Gilnahirk Primary School
  • Glencraig Primary School
  • Groomsport Primary School
  • Hillhall Primary School
  • Holywood Primary School
  • Kilmaine Primary School
  • Lambeg Primary School
  • Legamaddy Primary School
  • Londonderry Primary School
  • Newport Primary School
  • Newtownards Model Primary School
  • Newtownbreda Primary School
  • Old Warren Primary School
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace Primary School
  • Priory College
  • Redburn Primary School
  • Sacred Heart Primary School
  • St. Colman's Primary School, Lisburn
  • St. Colman's Primary School, Moira
  • St. Joseph's Primary School, Carryduff
  • St. Joseph's Primary School, Strangford
  • St. Joseph's Primary School, Downpatrick
  • St. Joseph's Primary School, Crossgar
  • St. Malachy's Primary, School
  • St. Mary's Primary School, Portaferry
  • St. Mary's Primary School, Killyleagh
  • St. Patrick's Primary school
  • Tyrella Primary School

Information for the next financial year is not yet available.