Policy paper

National funding formula for schools and high needs

Details of the funding system for schools and high needs.



The national funding formulae (NFF) for schools, high needs and the central school services block.

The documents explain how funding is distributed through the formulae, including changes for 2019 to 2020.

High needs funding is funding for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities who need extra support at school, college or alternative provision settings.

The central school services block is funding that local authorities use to provide services for all schools.

You can read the national funding formula tables for schools and high needs: 2019 to 2020.

Published 14 September 2017
Last updated 24 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 'National funding formula for schools and high needs: 2019 to 2020'. Added '2018 to 2019' to older document. Removed April 2018 date from details section and added reference to new 2019 to 2020 document.
  2. First published.