Band 8.5 report

uk-school-spending

Sample response

The given pie charts show how a particular school in the UK spent its annual budget in the years 1981, 1991 and 2001.

It is evident that about half of the annual budget was spent on teacher’s salaries. While in 1981, the school spent 40% of its annual budget on teachers’ salaries, this item accounted for 50% of the total spending in 1991. In 2001, teachers’ salaries accounted for 45% of the total spending.¬†Other workers’ salaries are the next biggest expenditure. This item accounted for 28% in 1981, 22% in 1991 and 15% in 2001.

While in 1981, 15% of the total budget was spent on furniture and equipment, this spending shrank to 5% in 1991. Interestingly, in 2001, there was a dramatic increase in the amount of money spent on furniture and equipment. It accounted for 23% of the total spending.

The least amount of money was spent on insurance in all the three years. While in 1981 only 2% of the total resources was spent on insurance, it rose to 8% in 2001. While resources like books accounted for 15% and 20% of the total spending in 1981 and 1991, there was a dramatic drop (just 9%) in the amount of money spent on this in 2001.

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