Schools budget consultation

School funding arrangements 2020 to 2021

Northamptonshire County Council consultation with primary and secondary schools and academies.

  • Consultation opens: 1 November 2019
  • Consultation closes: 22 November 2019

The purpose of this consultation document is to outline Northamptonshire County Council’s proposed changes to the school funding formula arrangements for 2020 to 2021. The principle consulted on and adopted in previous years was to move as closely as possible to implementing the Department for Education’s (DfE) national funding formula (NFF). This has largely been achieved for Northamptonshire which means there will be very little change to the school funding formula for 2020 to 2021.

The proposed areas of consultation have been discussed by Schools Forum at its meeting of 24 October 2019 prior to the release of this consultation document. The outcome of the consultation will be reported back to the Schools Forum at its meeting on 3 December 2019. The intention is to continue to support schools so that the movement to the NFF is undertaken in a managed way in readiness for the hard formula and through using the minimum funding guarantee (MFG) and funding caps as required.

Please send responses to bbaines@northamptonshire.gov.uk by 5pm on 22 November 2019.