Information for local authorities about how to use the authority proforma tool.
The authority proforma tool (APT) has been developed by Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to enable local authorities to specify their schools funding formulae in accordance with arrangements set out by the Secretary of State for Education.
It’s also designed to support local authorities in modelling different options for their funding formulae, and to capture all the data required by ESFA to calculate academy budgets and recoupment deductions to dedicated schools grant allocations.
Accessing the APT
ESFA has sent emails to each local authority providing details of how to access their APT. Any authority which has not received this information should contact the ESFA Funding Reform Team via the email address given at the end of the user instructions document.
APT 2018 to 2019
The APT 2018 to 2019 was issued to local authorities in December 2017. It’s pre populated with the schools block dataset for 2018 to 2019. The APT user guide provides detailed guidance for local authorities on how to use and submit their APT.
This short video provides local authorities with information and tips on completing the APT.
Schools block dataset 2018 to 2019: technical specification
The schools block dataset 2018 to 2019: technical specification gives detailed information about the schools block dataset contained within the APT.