Policy paper

School funding reform: findings from the review of 2013 to 2014 - arrangements and changes for 2014 to 2015

This document sets out the findings from a review into the changes we need to make to move closer to a national school funding formula.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



The government started a process in 2012 to reform the school funding system to make it fairer, more consistent and transparent, so that funding intended for education reaches schools and the pupils that need it most.

Last year the department set out how the system would start to change ahead of introducing a national funding formula in the next spending review period. Now schools across the country are funded using a number of clearly defined factors.

During the review a number of areas across the country were visited. A short document was published, which sought to understand more about the concerns heard and to consider how they might be addressed.

Published 5 June 2013