Section 251 schools budget and outturn statements

Schools, education and learning

Local authorities are required under Section 251 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 to annually publish an education and children's social care budget statement.

This statement contains financial information about how much the Local Authority intends to spend on:

  • Schools budget
  • De-delegated items
  • High needs budget
  • Early years budget
  • Central provision within the schools budget
  • Children's and young people's services

The statement comprises three tables:

  • Table 1 - Local Authority level information
  • Table 2 - School table high needs and alternative provision settings information
  • Early Years proforma

The budget statements available are:

Local authorities are required under section 251 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 to publish a Section 251 budget outturn statement.

The prescribed periods for these outturn statements are 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013 and 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014

The Section 251 outturn statement provides actual income and spending information (as opposed to budgeted amount):

  • A - Spending by schools and the local authority within the schools budget
  • A1 - Expenditure on Children's and Young People's Services including Sure Start Children's Centres and services for young people
  • B - School level information, with a summary of individual schools' expenditure in respect of the 2012-13 financial year only

The outturn statements available are: