HC Deb 26 May 2004 vol 421 c1711W
Mr. Swayne

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Budget Statement of 17 March 2004, if he will make a statement regarding the 2005–06 payment to headteachers of secondary schools and its relationship to planned increases in Schools Standard Grant and Devolved Formula. [174628]

Ruth Kelly

In his Budget statement, the Chancellor said that in 2005–06, heads would receive direct payments that sum to £55,000 for a typical primary and £180,000 for a typical secondary school. These totals are the combination of the School Standards Grant and Devolved Formula Capital. The Chancellor also announced that, in the UK, we will be spending on education an additional £8.5 billion in 2007–08 compared to 2005–06.