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1 School Funding Arrangements 2014 to 2015 Briefing for Governors March 2014 Simon Darby / Patrick Fletcher

2 Schools are funded through a series of ring- fenced grants Dedicated Schools Grant (Schools, Early Years and High Needs Blocks) EFA Post 16 Grant Pupil Premium (Deprivation, Children Looked After & Service Children) Specific Grants (KS1 Meals, Primary PE, Year 7 catch up)

3 Dedicated Schools Grant - Early Years Block £3,883 per fte pupil (aged three and four) on the January census each year No increase per pupil over the four year settlement Fixed grant of £11.92m to roll out free 15hr provision to vulnerable two year olds Two year old grant will be based on the census from 2015/16

4 Dedicated Schools Grant - Early Years Block Vulnerable two year old if: meet the eligibility criteria also used for free school meals if their families receive Working Tax credits and have annual gross earnings of no more than £16,190 per year if they have a current statement of special educational needs (SEN) or an education, health and care plan if they attract Disability Living Allowance if they are looked after by their local authority if they have left care through special guardianship or through an adoption or residence order

5 Dedicated Schools Grant - Early Years Block Funding to Settings Three and Four yr olds £3.80 per hour plus deprivation allocation based on post code of each pupil Two year olds £4.85 per hour, funding also used to expand number of available places where needed Two year old funding fixed, three and four yr old funding block not finalised until after end of 2014/15

6 Dedicated Schools Grant – High Needs Block Funding based on 2012/13 expenditure adjusted for transfer of responsibility for SEN up to 25, and population changes. Bid based on additional SEN places and increased Hospital Education provision. Final allocation announced by

7 Dedicated Schools Grant – Schools Block Funding based on 2013 October census numbers at £4,538 per pupil. Final allocation received £538.8m Gross allocation reduced by funding transferred to Academies, and reduces in year if further schools transfer.

8 EFA Post 16 Grant Academic year funding (Aug to July) based on previous October data. E.g. Aug 2014 based on October Funding of sixth forms reducing to that of Colleges Funding for yr 14 reducing by 17.5% from Aug 2014 Funding rates and allocations finalised by

9 Pupil Premium £1,900 per Looked After Pupil, or adopted, under special guardianship arrangement or residence order. Deprivation premium based on FSM eligibility over previous 6 years. £1,300 per Primary pupil £935 per Secondary pupil £300 per pupil where parents in armed services If qualify under looked after criteria, cannot qualify under deprivation

10 Universal Infant FSM £450m September 2014 to March 2015 £635m April 2015 to March 2016 To fund meals provided to under 7s not eligible for FSM under benefit criteria Allocation will be based on meals served to these under 7s at £2.30 per meal Data collection for allocation of grant based on School Census Start up revenue funding for small schools

11 Universal Infant FSM Potential Funding from Grant £5.4m (14/15) then £7.6m (15/16) Other Potential Revenue Benefits Reduction in overall cost per meal produces saving in cost of all current meals served If current charge to a pupil for a paid meal is less than £2.30 a further saving will be realised

12 Specific Grants Primary PE Grant £8,000 per school plus £5 per pupil – extended for 5 years Year 7 catch up premium £500 per pupil not achieving L4 in reading or maths at KS2

13 2013/14 £m 2014/15 £m Yr on yr Change Schools Block Early Years Block (3 & 4yr olds) Early Years Block (2yr olds) High Needs Block EFA Post 16 Sixth Form Funding Pupil Premium – Deprivation Pupil Premium – Children Looked after Pupil Premium – Service Children PE & Sport Grant Yr 7 Catch up Premium Free School Meals under 7s Use of Balance of DSG B/fwd Gross Schools Budget Academy recoupment from the Schools Block – transferred to the EFA Pupil Premium paid direct to Academies Net Schools Budget

14 Schools Block £439.83m – allocated to Schools and Academies (Reception to yr 11) after central retention of certain defined items Equal pay settlements, prudential borrowing, Schools Forum support, combined services (Clusters and TaMHS), and Admissions Costs cannot be increased year on year – Schools will be charged for Admissions Appeals from April 2014

15 Schools Block £439.83m - Schools Forum vote to de-delegate contingency fund including support to schools in financial difficulty, Staff cover costs, Museum and Library Services, SIMS and PRS Licences for Primary, Behaviour Support and support for underperforming ethnic minority groups and bilingual learners Growth Fund – in-year funding where increase in admission limit due to basic need, and pre-opening costs where new school due to basic need

16 Schools Block £439.83m - Secretary of State has arranged central national licences for all Schools and academies - Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) - Music Publishers Association (MPA) - Newspaper Licensing Authority (NLA) - Education Recording Agency (ERA) - Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC), and - Filmbank Distributors Ltd. (for the PVSL)

17 Schools Block 2014/15£439,830,000 Less Continuing Commitments/Responsibilities and Growth Fund: Equal Pay Costs-£1,037,000 Prudential Borrowing-£515,000 Contribution to Combined Budgets-£5,530,030 Admissions-£1,040,680 Schools Forum-£28,180 CLA and MPA Licence-£279,660 Total Continuing Commitments/Responsibilities-£8,430,550 Growth Fund-£2,432,260 Schools Block to be allocated by Formula£428,967,190 plus one off use of balance b/fwd£1,430,000 Individual Schools Budget before de-delegation£430,397,190 De-delegated Services for Maintained Schools-£5,293,090 Individual Schools Budget Received by Schools£425,

18 High Needs Funding changes High needs funding is one element of wider funding reforms School funding reforms – the £6k threshold is mandatory for Primary and Secondary High Needs places funded at £10k for SEN, £8k for Alternative Provision. Data collection process for distribution of place funding led by local authorities, with a move to lagged funding of places from April 2015 planned Top up funding where additional support costs above £6k determined by home local authority

19 Funding of the first £6k Local authorities should continue to provide additional funding outside the main funding formula for mainstream schools and academies on a consistent and fair basis where the number of their high needs pupils cannot be reflected adequately in their formula funding and they should define the circumstances in which additional funding will be provided from their high needs budget.

20 SEN Consultation To reduce the number of instances in each school and academy where the school must meet the first £6,000 from within its delegated budget. To increase the unit of resource used within the Funding for Inclusion SEN funding allocation from £663 to £684 To retain a reduced transitional protection where individual schools have received reduced funding for SEN through the introduction of the simple funding formula.

21 2015/16 Funding Arrangements Protection of funding for Reception to year 11 in real terms Protection of funding through the pupil premium in real terms Continuation of Primary PE grant Full year of universal infant free school meals An expectation of efficiencies in under five and post 16 funding Consultation on introduction of National Funding for each school and academy

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