Guidance

Academies funding allocation packs: 2017 to 2018 academic year

Guidance for academies on 2017 to 2018 academic year general annual grant statements.

Introduction

Each year, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) allocates funding to open academies; including free schools, university technical colleges (UTCs), special academies, and alternative provision (AP) academies.

We set out this funding in a general annual grant (GAG) statement for each academy, which is uploaded to the ESFA’s Information Exchange portal.

To help academies understand their GAG statements, we produce funding allocation packs (FAPs), which are operational guides we have developed in consultation with a sample of academies to ensure they meet your needs.

FAPs for the 2017 to 2018 academic year

These guides help you understand how we have calculated your 2017 to 2018 academic year funding; they update last year’s guidance, and set out the changes to academy funding we have introduced this year.

The guides should be read alongside your 2017 to 2018 GAG statement, which can be accessed via Information Exchange. Your GAG statement sets out the funding your academy will receive, how we have calculated it, the funding factors we have applied, and the sources of the data we use.

You can read about academies revenue funding allocations and also view our collection of videos on how we calculate academy allocations.

We have produced separate FAPs for different types of academies, and for academies opening in-year.

Mainstream academies, free schools, studio schools, and UTCs

Opening date before 1 April 2017

Opening date between 1 April 2017 and 31 August 2017

Opening date between 1 September 2017 and 31 March 2018

Opening date between 1 September 2017 and 31 March 2018

Opening date between 1 April 2018 and 31 August 2018

Special academies, special free schools, and AP academies

Opening date before 1 April 2017

Opening date between 1 April 2017 and 31 August 2017

Opening date between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018

Opening date between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018

FAPs for the 2016 to 2017 academic year are also available.

Published 15 February 2017
Last updated 16 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. We've uploaded new guidance for April 2018 opening mainstream academies and updated some information and links in the special guidance for 1 September 2017 openers.
  2. We have published the mainstream and special free school guidance for academic year 2017 to 2018
  3. We've published the guides for academic year 2017 to 2018 for mainstream academies opening between 1 September 2017 and 31 March 2018, and special academies opening between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018
  4. We have now published the April to August 2017 funding allocation guides
  5. First published.