Guidance

School capital funding allocations

School condition allocations (SCA) and devolved formula capital (DFC) allocations up to 2019, including the healthy pupils capital funding for 2018 to 2019.

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School condition allocations and devolved formula capital: updated for 2017 to 2018

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School condition allocations and devolved formula capital: updated for 2017 to 2018

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Condition funding methodology for 2018 to 2019

Details

Details of school capital funding allocations 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

We are rolling forward our existing funding approach for the financial year 2018 to 2019, with no changes to the methodology used in 2017 to 2018. This will provide stability for schools while we review our approach for 2019 to 2020 and beyond. We will work with the sector on this review, and set out longer-term proposals for investment in the maintenance and regeneration of the schools estate in early 2018.

‘School condition allocations and devolved formula capital: updated for 2017 to 2018’ gives:

  • 2017 to 2018 school condition allocation amounts for organisations responsible for one or more schools, such as:
    • local authorities
    • voluntary-aided bodies
    • multi-academy trusts and sponsors
  • 2017 to 2018 devolved formula capital amounts for individual institutions

Both school condition allocations and devolved formula capital are for capital expenditure (buying or improving long-term assets, such as equipment or buildings).

‘Condition Funding Methodology for 2018 to 2019’ explains how we are rolling forward the existing condition allocations methodology for the 2018 to 2019 financial year.

‘Condition funding methodology for 2015 to 2018: updated explanatory note’ explains how we calculated these previous years’ allocations.

Healthy pupils capital funding is for improving access to facilities for physical activity, healthy eating, mental health and wellbeing and medical conditions (such as kitchens, dining facilities, changing rooms, playgrounds and sports facilities).

For 2018 to 2019, responsible bodies that:

  • receive school condition allocations will receive a direct allocation from the healthy pupils capital fund in addition to the school condition allocations
  • are eligible to bid for condition improvement funding will also be eligible to bid for the healthy pupils capital funding via the Condition Improvement Fund

The ‘Condition funding allocations: quality assurance note’:

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.