Budget information

Documents and information relating to the next financial year 2019 to 2020.

2019 to 2020 special schools budget

The Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) budget for special schools is published below. This includes an indicative figure for the top up. The top up shown is the matrix* based top up, which is updated twice per year, based on September and January returns. The place funding shown is fixed, based on the places in the September matrix return from the prior year, and does not change once set.

*Work on the move to a RAS based top up system is still under way and will be shared with special schools as soon as possible. The planned RAS funding (replacing matrix top up funding) introduction date is September 2019.

This budget information does not include other grants such as pupil premium grant or capital grants.

School formula budgets for 2019 to 2020

The results of the schools funding consultation 2019 to 2020 have been fed back to Schools Forum in December 2018. Please see the Schools Forum page of the Committee website, agenda item 6a. The budget setting process is underway and further information was taken to the Schools Forum meeting on 17 January 2019 (Agenda Item 8).

The government's schools funding formula tool was submitted on 21 January 2019 and, once reviewed and signed off by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), we will then publish here.

Consultation document:

If you have any questions you can contact Beth Baines bbaines@northamptonshire.gov.uk.

Documents and information relating to the current financial year 2018 to 2019

2018 to 2019 Budget proposal forms

​26 April update - 2 year old and all SEN funding added into Early Years Funding estimate (not relevant to all schools).

2018 to 2019 Special schools budgets

2018 to 2019 Formula budgets for schools and academies

The Primary and Secondary budget tool now includes indicative information. The indicative information includes: SEN Unit funding, Sixth Form Funding, Devolved Formula Capital (DFC), Pupil Premium grant (based on 2017 to 2018 allocation), Growth Funding and Early Years Funding Formula estimates.

24 April update - Notional SEN added into Early Years Funding estimate (not relevant to all schools).

Documents and information relating to 2017 to 2018 financial year

2017 to 2018 Budget proposal forms

2017 to 2018 Early Years single formula funding

Please note: The two year old rate has been corrected in the budget tool to show £5.10 per hour, in effect from 1 April 2017 (update 20 April 2017).

5p has been added to the base rate for the Early Years single funding formula for 2017 to 2018 from September 2017. Please use the indicative budget tool below for your budget forecasting purposes. The hours used in the model are taken from the last three funding blocks* and the actual funding you receive in 2017 to 2018 will depend on the hours submitted for each funding block within 2017 to 2018.

You can change the hours in the tool for your own forecasting purposes to see the impact of more or less hours claimed.

*the Spring 2016 data in this model is raw (for example, has not undergone data cleansing). Please type over with your own figures if you wish.

2017 to 2018 Special school budgets

The tool provides information on the place funding and numbers which are fixed for the year.

The tool also gives an estimate of the top ups funding and numbers based on the October 2016 matrix returns. This will be the level of funding provided from April 2017. The top ups will be revised and payments backdated using the October 2017 matrix return.

Please direct any queries to bbaines@northamptonshire.gov.uk.

2017 to 2018 Indicative budgets for mainstream primary and secondary school and academies

The Indicative Budget tool for 2017 to 2018 currently shows the estimated formula budgets for schools based on the October census 2016 data.

This second version includes the Final Formula Funding (fixed not indicative) the SEN Unit places funding (fixed not indicative) and elements of the indicative budget:

  • SEN Unit Top Ups
  • Growth Fund (amended to remove some April 2017 to August 2017 payments shown for maintained schools which were not correct)
  • Sixth Form Funding April to August 2017
  • Pupil Premium Grant Main Free School Meal 2016 to 2017 allocation as at Q3 position
  • High Needs Funding
  • Devolved Formula Capital

Other Indicative information will be provided in March:

  • Early Years Formula