Special Educational Needs Spending

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Bim Afolami: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much money has been spent by each school in England on children with special educational needs in each year since 2010.

Nadhim Zahawi: The information requested is not held centrally. Children with special educational needs are funded through the schools and high needs national funding formulae, which have been separate since 2013. Local authorities and schools have statutory duties under the Children and Families Act (2014) to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. However, we do not prescribe in detail how local authorities should allocate their high needs funding, or how schools should use their funding.

The total funding amounts for schools, and for high needs, since 2013 are as follows:

Year | Schools Funding Amount (billion)| High Needs funding Amount (billion)

2013-14 | £30.4 | £5.0

2014-15 | £30.7 | £5.2

2015-16 | £32.2 | £5.2

2016-17 | £32.7 | £5.3

2017-18 | £33.1 | £5.8

2018-19 | £33.7 | £6.1

2019-20 | £34.5 | £6.3

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