Maintained Schools: Leeds:Written question - 127212

(Elmet and Rothwell)
Asked on: 07 February 2018
Department for Education
Maintained Schools: Leeds
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the amount held in reserves by maintained schools in the Leeds City Council local authority area in for 2017/18.
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 21 February 2018

The Department trusts schools to manage their own budgets and the great majority have a cumulative surplus of funds, built up over a number of years. In 2016/17 206 local authority maintained schools in Leeds recorded a cumulative surplus, which totalled £31,553,748.

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