Guidance

High needs funding arrangements: 2020 to 2021

Information for local authorities and institutions about high needs funding arrangements for the 2020 to 2021 financial year.

Documents

Operational guide

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High needs pupil numbers: 2018 to 2019 and 2019 to 2020 place numbers

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Details

Operational guide

Read the operational guide to find out how the high needs funding streams work for all types of provision.

Use the operational guide to help plan your 2020 to 2021 financial year high needs funding.

Special free schools adjustments: a guide for local authorities

Use the special free schools guide to find out how place funding for these schools will be managed from 2020 to 2021.

The guide explains how these schools will be included in the place change notification process and high needs national funding formula, and what local authorities should consider for 2020 to 2021.

Place change notification process: technical note

Read the technical note to find out how to complete the place change notification process.

The deadline for local authorities to submit their place change notification workbook is 15 November 2019.

Hospital education funding: guidance

Read the hospital education funding guidance to find out how local authorities can apply for changes to their hospital education funding for 2020 to 2021.

High needs pupil numbers: 2018 to 2019 and 2019 to 2020 place numbers

The high needs pupil numbers show the actual number of pupils in special academies and special free schools recorded in the spring 2019 school census.

Use the high needs pupil numbers 2018 to 2019 to inform local discussion about commissioning arrangements for 2020 to 2021.

Further information

Read the schools operational guide: 2020 to 2021 to help plan the local implementation of the funding system for the 2020 to 2021 financial year.

Read the high needs funding 2019 to 2020: operational guide for information about the 2019 to 2020 financial year funding arrangements.

You can read the national funding formula for schools and high needs for further details of the NFF funding system for 2020 to 2021.

View the provisional national funding formula allocation tables for schools, high needs and central schools services blocks for 2020 to 2021.

Published 3 October 2019
Last updated 9 October 2019 + show all updates
  1. We've published the place change notification process technical note, hospital education funding guidance and the high needs pupil numbers: 2018 to 2019 and 2019 to 2020 place numbers.
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