School capital funding allocations: 2015 to 2018
School condition allocations (SCA) and devolved formula capital (DFC) allocations for 2015 to 2018.
Details of school capital funding allocations for 2015 to 2018 for:
- local authorities and local-authority-maintained schools
- local voluntary-aided bodies and voluntary-aided schools (schools whose governing bodies employ the staff and have primary responsibility for admission arrangements, and whose land and buildings are normally owned by a charitable foundation; voluntary-aided bodies can include dioceses and individual faith and non-faith voluntary-aided schools)
- academies and large multi-academy trusts and sponsors
- sixth-form colleges
- special schools not maintained by the local authority
- specialist post-16 institutions
‘School condition allocations and devolved formula capital: updated for 2017 to 2018’ gives:
- final school condition allocation amounts for organisations responsible for one or more schools, such as:
- local authorities
- voluntary-aided bodies
- multi-academy trusts and sponsors
- devolved formula capital amounts for individual institutions.
Both school condition allocations (SCA) and devolved formula capital (DFC) are for capital expenditure (buying or improving long-term assets, such as equipment or buildings).
The ‘Condition funding methodology for 2015 to 2018: updated explanatory note’ explains how we calculated these allocations.
The ‘Condition funding allocations: quality assurance note’:
- explains the quality assurance processes we followed to calculate the allocations
- shows how these processes meet the guidelines in the Aqua Book guidance on quality assurance of government models
School condition allocation funding for:
- local authorities is paid under Section 31 of the Local Government Act 2003. It is not ring-fenced or time-bound, but it is for capital expenditure only
- multi-academy trusts is subject to conditions that trusts must sign and return in order to receive payment
- non-maintained special schools, special post-16 institutions and voluntary-aided bodies is for capital expenditure
Devolved formula capital is intended for use by the individual institution that attracts the funding, and is for capital expenditure only. Institutions should spend their DFC within 3 financial years, including the year it is paid.
More information about school condition funding is available.