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.



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

Read also information about the 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