Subject Predicate Object
cqdLSK99
a
Resource
Answer
Written answer
answer has question
sm8WNtnS
answer has answering person
Nicolas John Gibb
answer text
<p>Funding for alternative provision (AP) comes from the high needs block of the dedicated schools grant and includes funding for Pupil Referral Units (PRUs).</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities provide place funding of £10,000 for each AP place in a pupil referral unit from their high needs budget. In addition, top up funding is paid by the commissioner of AP and relates to additional costs above the £10,000 for each individual pupil.</p><p> </p><p>The Department estimates the per pupil cost of AP (including PRUs) to be £17,000 nationally.</p><p> </p><p>The Department’s data is based on actual reported spending by local authorities to the Department and is a national average.[1] This does not capture spending on AP by schools who might commission services directly.</p><p> </p><p>Isos Partnership also published research in 2018, estimating the average cost of AP to be £18,000 but this may be based on different methodology from the Department’s internal analysis. Their analysis can be found here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/752548/Alternative_Provision_Market_Analysis.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/752548/Alternative_Provision_Market_Analysis.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/section-251-materials" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/section-251-materials</a>.</p>
answer given date
answer has answering body
Department for Education
written answer has answering body
Department for Education
Department for Education
answering body has written answer
cqdLSK99
answering body has answer
cqdLSK99
sm8WNtnS
question has answer
cqdLSK99
Nicolas John Gibb
answering person has answer
cqdLSK99