Analysis of budgets in Brent's neighbouring councils and others similar to it has revealed sharp differences in funding. The three best-funded London LEAs are now Kensington and Chelsea, Camden and Westminster. In contrast to Brent where a pupil is worth Pounds 1,839, pupils in Kensington are valued at Pounds 2,910, Pounds 2,551 in Camden and Pounds 2,484 in Westminster.
The London borough of Brent, which has suffered a 40 per cent deterioration in its pupil-teacher ratios since 1988, has gone from being one of the capital's best-funded local authorities to one of its worst in eight years.
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