Consultation outcome

Recouping local authority funding for free schools

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Summary of the responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.

Original consultation


We’d like your views on plans to change local authority recoupment arrangements for mainstream free schools.

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Consultation description

We’re consulting on a proposal to make mainstream free schools ‘recoupable’ from the first year they open.

Local authorities receive funding from DfE based on the total number of pupils in the area. Recoupment is where DfE takes back funding for pupils in academies and free schools, as DfE funds these schools directly.

Published 21 July 2016
Last updated 15 December 2016 + show all updates
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