They show that around half the English councils are spending more per pupil on compulsory- age education than on A-level studies or the GNVQ equivalent.
The analysis, produced by the National Association of Head Teachers, contradicts established thinking that the older a pupil gets, the more costly they become.
Statistics obtained by the NAHT fro local authorities disclose the highs and lows of funding for 11-16 and 11-18 schools.
Top of the table for 11-16 funding are Calderdale, which gives an average of pound;565 more per pupil per year than for 11-18 schools, Wolverhampton with an extra pound;488 and Bristol on pound;377. Top of the 11-18 funding are Bedfordshire, pound;735, the Isle of Wight, pound;671, and Northumberland, pound;629.
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