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What happens to all-through schools? 1 lump sum or 2?
All-through schools are treated as secondary schools and will receive £110,000 lump sum.
The 0.5% that may be moved between blocks, is this of the total sum or the amount in any one of the 4 blocks?
The 0.5% that can be moved is the amount of the Schools Block.
Is the % threshold for £6,000 in SBS staying the same?
Within the SBS is a notional SEN value which is used to work out the £6,000. If a school chooses that they wish to spend elsewhere it’s their decision as with any of the funding, but if they have x number of pupils with SEN they need to allow for this.
Can we see some worked examples? Large school, small rural school, mid-sized primary low SEN, High deprivation etc
The Calculator includes a summary for all schools within the Phase for Devon. So schools can compare different types here.
We require a further £268 per pupil. What are we doing to achieve this?
We would encourage schools to continue to lobby Councillors and MPs. Devon is involved in F40 and has agreed to continue this for future years.
How will we know which students in Years 7 and 8 will attract low attainment funding?
Schools should have attainment data for all their pupils on roll.
On the example budget, is the IDACI funding actual and specific to our school, or is it an average or approximation?
Amounts equate to your school data provided by DfE to the LA.
Regarding the proposed KS3 and KS4 AWPU, does this include the reduction of £33 per pupil for High Needs?
The proposed KS3 and KS4 AWPU is as per the National Funding Formula (NFF). The new consultation overrides prior formula changes. The aim of this consultation is to move towards the NFF. The £33 moved from the Schools Block to the High Needs Block in 2017/18, will remain within the High Needs Block.
Will we get the £33 of AWPU (deducted this year) back after the 2 years finish?
No. The £33 redistribution of the AWPU to the High Needs Budget was a permanent move.
Why include rates and sports hall in funding calculations?
Rates and Sports Halls are part of the formula calculation of the School Budget, and not something that the authority can remove.
Why do academies not get rates income under NFF?
The ESFA do not disclose the rates of academies as part of the calculation.
Is sparsity still considered as a factor under NFF?
Yes, sparsity is part of the schools factors under NFF and is explained in paragraph 73 – 78.
Why is the consultation so short?
The consultation is the same length as previous years.
How might Devon support in growth and suffering from lagged-funding deficit?
Schools will have FIPS available to them.
Why do we have a settlement that looks like this when the secretary of state promised 5% for rural schools?
All schools were told that they would gain 0.5%. This was 0.5% per pupil, per school and this is the notional funding aggregated to the Local Authorities.