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High needs national funding formula: stage 2

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Original consultation


We are seeking views on the design of the high needs national funding formula and on changes to the way we distribute high needs funding.

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Consultation description

We invite your views on:

  • the weighting for each factor in the high needs national funding formula
  • the transition to the formula
  • the implementation of the formula

High needs funding is for children and young people with special educational needs or disability who need extra support at school, college or alternative provision settings. Alternative provision settings are for children who can’t go to a mainstream school.

This consultation builds on:

We’re also consulting on changes to the schools national funding formula.

Published 14 December 2016
Last updated 14 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Published government response to the consultation.
  2. First published.