National funding formula

Schools funding 2018 to 2019 briefing notes

DfE tables showing provisional allocations for schools (published September 2017 – based on October 2016 pupil numbers).

Detailed workings of prior attainment

We have had many requests for a clear and detailed explanation of how the Prior Attainment factor is calculated. Please see the document below for more detail and clarity:

All schools information

Information for Northants schools only

Although the DSG schools block allocation for 2018 to 2019 will be determined by the NFF it will be a local authority decision on the formula and rates to be applied in 2018 to 2019.

The authority will liaise with schools and the forum on this. A presentation on this was discussed with forum on the 21 March see link below (agenda item 4). Please note Appendix B included indicative figures if the Government’s proposals on the sparsity formula factor were applied.

The possible approaches to be taken with the local formula in 2018 to 2019 will be discussed further with Forum at subsequent meetings.

It is likely that the local authority will consult with all Northants primary and secondary schools on the local 2018 to 2019 formula from September 2017. The governments decisions on the NFF will impact on this.

Information: 2017 to 2018 mainstream school funding formulae published by the EFSA

In April 2017 the EFSA published a dataset showing local authorities' formulae for allocating dedicated schools grant (DSG) schools block funding. This is for the allocation of DSG funding for 2017 to 2018 to mainstream schools and academies in local authority areas.

These formulae determine school budget share funding for:

  • mainstream maintained schools for the 2017 to 2018 financial year
  • academies for the 2017 to 2018 academic year

The EFSA also published schools block funding formulae guidance providing further information and brief commentary.