Guidance

Pre-16 schools funding: guidance for 2018 to 2019

Guidance for local authorities and schools on revenue funding in the 2018 to 2019 financial year.

Overview

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) provides pre-16 funding for schools to local authorities via the dedicated schools grant (DSG). This funding is distributed to schools in the local authority area through a local funding formula.

The guidance on this page follows the ministerial statement on school revenue funding, and the national funding formula, in the 2018 to 2019 financial year.

On 14 September 2017, the Secretary of State for Education set out the final design of the national funding formulae (NFFs) for schools and high needs in a speech to parliament. This is set out in detail in the national funding formula for schools and high needs policy paper.

Operational guidance for 2018 to 2019

Local authorities and their schools forums should use this guide to plan the local implementation of the funding system for the 2018 to 2019 financial year.

Operational guide

Disapplication proforma

Local authorities should use this form to make a formal request to the Secretary of State to disapply any part of The School and Early Years Finance (England) Regulations.

Disapplication proforma

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DSG funding baselines

Local authorities, and other interested parties, can use these tables to see:

  • each local authority’s DSG 2017 to 2018 funding baselines
  • adjustments we have made to these baselines, which feed into the 2018 to 2019 funding

DSG funding baseline tables

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Further information

The operational guides for other financial years are available below:

We’ve published a planning calendar for local authorities showing key dates about ESFA activities for the 2018 to 2019 financial year.

Published 4 August 2017
Last updated 25 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. We've added a link to the local authorities planning calendar for 2018 to 2019 financial year.
  2. We've updated the operational guide, to include further information on disapplication requests, and London fringe multipliers.
  3. We've updated the disapplication proforma, following publication of the early years operational guide for 2018 to 2019.
  4. We've updated the operational guidance for 2018 to 2019 to reflect the final design of the national funding formula for schools announced by the Secretary of State for Education on 14 September 2017.
  5. First published.