Schools, colleges and children's services – guidance

Fairer schools funding: arrangements for 2015 to 2016

Information about funding arrangements for schools in 2015 to 2016.


The documents on this page provide information about schools funding arrangements for 2015 to 2016. This includes how the Department for Education will allocate an additional £390 million to increase the per-pupil funding of the least fairly funded local authority areas in England.

‘Fairer Schools Funding: Arrangements for 2015 to 2016’ describes how funding will be allocated by setting minimum funding levels that every local authority will attract for their pupils and schools. It also sets out arrangements for simplifying the administration of academies funding and minor changes to high needs funding and the way schools contribute to the carbon reduction commitment.

‘Annex C: Local Authority Schools Block Units of Funding 2015 to 2016’ confirms each local authority’s schools block unit of funding for 2015 to 2016. The technical note explains how we calculated the funding.

The operational guide provides detailed information and guidance for local authorities and schools explaining the changes we made to funding arrangements for 2015 to 2016.