Guidance

Establishing local authority dedicated schools grant baselines

Guidance for local authorities on EFA setting dedicated schools grant baselines and the process for confirming historical commitments.

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Education Funding Agency (EFA) is carrying out an exercise to establish revised baselines for the blocks of the dedicated schools grant (DSG).

The second stage of the consultation on a national funding formula sets out our intention to move to a new formula for the 2018 to 2019 financial year for the schools, central school services and high needs blocks of the dedicated schools grant.

We therefore need to establish 2017 to 2018 baselines for these blocks for each local authority. This exercise will build on the work completed for the establishment of the blocks used to fund authorities in the 2017 to 2018 financial year. We are not however undertaking a further detailed review of historic commitments.

EFA has sent an email to each local authority providing details of how to access their baseline template for submission of the required information. Any authority which has not received this email should contact the NFF baselines team.