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S251 education budget statements

What is in a Budget statement

Section 251 budget statements are compiled near the start of the financial year and show the planned spending for education for each financial year, including how much we:

  • intend to spend on the local authority budget outside the schools budget
  • propose to retain centrally within the schools budget for school services.

These statements inform schools and the public about our funding and expenditure plans. They provide detailed information in a form that allows benchmarking by schools forums and authorities.

Section 251 Outturn statements show the actual expenditure and are compiled at the end of the financial year.

BCP Council S251 Budget Statements

We will publish both our Budget and Outturn statements here once they have been prepared.

Archived S251 education budget statements

For any previous S251 education budget statements not listed, contact us by email at

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