How to complete the authority proforma tool (APT)

Information to help local authorities complete and submit their APT for 2021 to 2022.


How to complete the authority proforma tool

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The APT is designed to support local authorities in modelling different options for their funding formulae. It is also the means by which local authorities submit details of their schools funding formulae to ESFA, in accordance with arrangements set out by the Secretary of State for Education. The information submitted in the APT also allows ESFA to calculate academy budgets and recoupment deductions to dedicated schools grant allocations.

Authority proforma tool: purpose and process

Use the purpose and process guidance to understand the content and structure of the APT.

How to complete the authority proforma tool

Follow this step-by-step guide on how to complete the APT.

Schools block dataset technical specification: 2021 to 2022

Read the technical specification for detailed information about the schools block dataset contained in your APT.

Accessing the APT

We have sent emails to each local authority providing details of how to access their APT. If your local authority has not received this email, please contact us by emailing:

Published 15 December 2020