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Guidance

Basic need allocations

How much basic need funding local authorities receive during the financial years 2011 to 2020.

Documents

Basic need allocations for 2019 to 2020 and funding for 2011 to 2020

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Details

Basic need funding is the money we give local authorities each year to help them fulfil their duty to make sure there are enough school places for children in their local area.

Funding for the financial year 2019 to 2020 will allow local authorities to create the new school places they need by September 2020.

‘Capital funding for school places 2019 to 2020: explanatory note on methodology’ explains how we calculated the funding for each local authority, using data from the school capacity survey.

‘Basic need allocations 2019 to 2020: quality assurance note’ explains the quality assurance processes we followed to calculate basic need allocations, and shows how these processes meet the guidelines in the Aqua Book guidance on quality assurance of government models.