School Funding Arrangements 2013-14 (primary and secondary schools and academies)

Closed 12 Oct 2012

Opened 3 Oct 2012

Feedback updated 18 Oct 2013

We asked

For your views on the DfE proposals on school funding reform and the approach the Council should take in implementing these changes.

You said

Minimise the funding turbulence as much as possible and consider in greater detail for 2014-15 financial year.

We did

Minimised funding turbulence as much as possible and work towards further changes for 2014-15 financial year.

Results updated 18 Oct 2013

Consultation responses were collated and discussed at Schools Forum.


The Government has announced a wide-ranging set of school funding reforms, to be implemented from April 2013. There is limited local flexibility in implementing the new requirements and the changes are significant. The actual effects are mitigated for two years (2013/14 and 2014/15) through the application of the Minimum Funding Guarantee (MFG). There will also be additional delegation of funds.

The Council is proposing for April 2013 that we replicate as far as possible the existing funding formula to minimise redistribution, with a mandate to review the formula in detail for 2014/15. We are also seeking views on the additional delegation schools will receive from April 2013.

Why your views matter

The consultation will help the Council in reviewing the schools funding formula for 2014/15. We welcome the views of anyone who lives or works in Leicester and of any organisations or professionals with an interest in this issue.


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