Guidance

National funding formula: how to interpret the allocation data

How schools and local authorities can access COLLECT and the data on national funding formula (NFF) allocations.

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National funding formula illustrative allocations: guidance

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This guide will help schools and local authorities to understand the national funding formula allocations.

It includes information on:

  • accessing your NFF allocation on COLLECT
  • accessing data about pupil characteristics
  • minimum funding per pupil

The COLLECT system contains national allocations and illustrative allocations that show the impact of implementing the NFF in full.

Read information about the 2019 to 2020 national funding formula tables for schools and high-needs that shows provisional allocations for the schools, high-needs and central school services blocks and how the data is calculated.

COLLECT is the Department for Education’s centralised data collection and management system.

Published 19 October 2017
Last updated 30 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance on using the COLLECT system to find 2019 to 2020 national funding formula allocations and illustrative allocations that show the impact of implementing the NFF in full.
  2. First published.