School budgets

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Osian ap Dafydd

Dear Caerphilly County Borough Council,

I am seeking information on the budgets of certain primary schools in the borough for the periods 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 - I am happy for this information to be provided in respect of academic or financial years.

The primary schools I would like information on are: Abercarn Primary School, Ysgol Gymraeg Cwm Gwyddon, Cwmcarn Primary and Waunfawr Primary School.

Specifically, I am looking for the following information for each school during each period:

1. Final budget position - whether the school in question was in surplus, break even deficit at the end of the year
2. Total capital expenditure during the year
3. Grants provided by the Council to the school for capital expenditure for the year

If you require any further information or clarity on my request, please let me know

Yours faithfully,

Osian ap Dafydd

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

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WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Dear Mr Ap Dafydd

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 8th May 2019. We
have considered your request and enclose the following information :-

 

Question 1 – Final Budget Position

 

  2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019
         
Abercarn
Primary Deficit Deficit Deficit Deficit
         
YG Cwm Gwyddon Surplus Surplus Surplus Surplus
         
Cwmcarn Primary Deficit Surplus Surplus Deficit
         
Waunfawr
Primary Deficit Surplus Surplus Surplus
         

 

Please note – The Local Authorities accounts for financial year 2018/2019
have yet to be audited.

In exceptional circumstances this could lead to a change in the 2015/2019
balances.

 

 

Question 2 – Total Capital Expenditure for the year

 

  2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019
         
Abercarn
Primary 3,039 98,711 0 1,309
         
YG Cwm Gwyddon 208,568 3,125 0 57,238
         
Cwmcarn Primary 2,106 0 29,067 11,140
         
Waunfawr
Primary 910 8,644 10,334 32,772
         

 

 

Question 3 – Grants provided by the Council to the school for capital
expenditure for the year.

 

Nil – the council does not provide grant to the schools for capital
expenditure.

Capital expenditure relates to the increase in value or the increase in
the life of an asset.  The asset is owned by the Council and therefore the
Council controls this expenditure.

 

The capital budgets utilised within schools is determined either on the
condition of the asset, health and safety requirements or via “bids” from
the schools in relation to their requirements.

 

We supply this information based on your original request. If this is not
what you wanted or if you feel we have not fully understood your request
please do not hesitate to contact me to clarify your exact requirements.

 

If you have any queries or concerns or are in any way dissatisfied with
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Yours sincerely

 

Kath Thomas

Customer Services Complaints Officer

 

 

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Osian ap Dafydd

Dear Ms Thomas,

Thank you for your prompt and helpful reply.

I appreciate my original question 3 related to the provision of grants by the Council to the schools in question (Waunfawr Primary, Cwmcarn Primary, Ysgol Gymraeg Cwm Gwyddon and Abercarn Primary) for capital expenditure for each of the years 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19.

I note your reply that there were no such grants because the Council does not fund capital expenditure in this way. I did not understand this to be the case, so please could I clarify the information I am looking for on the basis of your helpful explanation - what is the capital budget for each of the named schools during each of the periods 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19?

Many thanks again.

Yours sincerely,

Osian ap Dafydd

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

1 Atodiad

 
Thank you for your recent FOI / EIR request.  Please find attached an
acknowledgement for this request.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Dear Osian Ap Dafydd

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 13th May 2019. We
have considered your request and enclose the following information :-

 

What is the capital budget for each of the named schools (Waunfawr
Primary, Cwmcarn Primary, Ysgol Gymraeg Cwm Gwyddon and Abercarn Primary)
during each of the periods 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19?

 

Budget Allocations at the beginning of each financial year.
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019
Abercarn Primary Nil 102,645 * Nil 10,000
YG Cwm Gwyddon 225,000 Nil Nil 14,167 **
Cwmcarn Primary Nil Nil 10,000 ** Nil
Waunfawr Primary Nil 10,000 10,000 ** 10,000 **
         
* funded via  S106
** match funded by School or School and Risk Management

 

We also take this opportunity to review of our earlier response of 10th
May and note an error.  It should read for £37,902 for the capital spend
of Cwm Gwyddon in 2018/2019 at question 2 (and not £57,238 as earlier
reported).

 

We supply this information based on your original request. If this is not
what you wanted or if you feel we have not fully understood your request
please do not hesitate to contact me to clarify your exact requirements.

 

If you have any queries or concerns or are in any way dissatisfied with
the handling of your request please contact [1][Caerphilly County Borough Council request email].

 

Yours sincerely

 

Kath Thomas

Customer Services Complaints Officer

 

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations
2004

 

You have the right to appeal against our decision.
If you wish to appeal please set If you are unhappy with that decision you
out in writing your grounds of have the right to appeal to:
appeal and send to:
 
Corporate Information Governance
Unit Information Commissionerâ s Office â
Caerphilly county borough Wales
council, 2nd Floor, Churchill House
Penallta House Churchill Way
Tredomen Park Cardiff CF10 2HH
Hengoed. CF82 7PG
 
 
Tel: 029 2067 8400
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