Decision details

Response to Government Consultation on Fair school funding for all-completing our reforms to the national funding formula (Department for Education)

Decision Maker: Executive Director Children, Families Lifelong Learning and Culture

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Education and Lifelong Learning Service is responding to a consultation on the way in which the “hard” or “direct” schools national funding formula might be implemented, in order to remove residual local discretion in allocating funding to mainstream schools. The consultation is largely about technical changes required in order to remove local discretion. It is not about the principle of a national formula as such. This is the first stage of a two stage consultation.



Decision made:


It was AGREED to submit the proposed attached response to the consultation outlined above.


Reasons for Decision:

The responses to the consultation will be submitted to Government so that it can be considered in relation to any future decision on the proposal.


Publication date: 01/10/2021

Date of decision: 29/09/2021

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