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Schools Budget Briefing 2012. 23rd February 2012 – LDC 1 March 2012 – Castledyke Primary School Becky McIntyre – Assistant Director: Resources. Schools Budget Briefing 2012. - Introduction - National Schools Funding - Local Schools Funding

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schools budget briefing 2012

Schools Budget Briefing 2012

23rd February 2012 – LDC

1 March 2012 – Castledyke Primary School

Becky McIntyre – Assistant Director: Resources

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Schools Budget Briefing 2012

- Introduction

- National Schools Funding

- Local Schools Funding

- Other Issues – Pupil Premium and Schools Financial Value Standards


Round up of 2011-12

  • New local funding formula for schools
  • Single Formula for Early Years
  • Introduction of National Pupil Premium
  • Changes to Capital Grant
  • Academy Conversions

National Schools Funding

  • 2012-13 Dedicated Schools Grant fixed 11/12 level £4817.71
  • 2012-13 Pupil Premium increases to £600 per pupil and based on ‘Ever Free School Meals’
  • 2012-13 Devolved Capital Formula Grant fixed 11/12 level

National Schools Funding Continued

National Funding Review Update

- Consultation July – Oct 2011

- Next Steps

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National Formula Funding Review

Consultation – New funding System:

  • Supports the needs of pupils;
  • Is clear and transparent;
  • Enables schools and Academies, sponsors and Free School proposers to make informed decisions about their provision;
  • Enables schools and Academies to be funded on a broadly comparable basis;
  • Allows local decision making to address local needs.
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National Formula Funding Review
  • The new national formula will include:
  • A basic amount per pupil;
  • Additional per pupil funding for deprivation;
  • Additional funding to protect small schools;
  • An adjustment for areas with higher labour costs.
  • Additional funding for pupils who have English as an Additional Language (EAL)?
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National Formula Funding Review
  • Calculation based on either:
  • Individual schools based on the schools within the area and the pupils within those schools, or
  • local authority based solely on the pupils within the area
  • New Dedicated Schools Grant to be allocated in three main blocks to local authorities. These blocks will cover:
  • Schools
  • High Needs Pupils
  • Early Years
  • ….And a block for central expenditure
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National Formula Funding Review
  • Next Steps:
  • Report on feedback December 2011
      • good deal of consensus around some proposals,
      • however, the responses also reflect a variety of views over some of the key aspects of the system.
  • The Department is now working on developing further proposals in light of the responses.

Local Schools Funding

2012-13 Indicative budgets issued 1st Feb Based on some levels as 2011/2012 but with the following changes:-

Block Sum

- Broadband based on actual cost

- Small school adjustment made to protect total block to minimum £95,000

- Split site allowance set at £10,000

New allowance for Traveller Pupils based on same unit cost as EAL funding.

Transitional Funding

Schools amalgamating transitional funding extended for 2 yearsBIP & Diploma funding transition endsSmall schools transitional ends (above adjustments made)


Local Schools Funding Continued

2012-13 School funding to be confirmed:-

- Final AWPU rates - Minimum Funding Guarantee level - Other targeted funding - School Meal Funding - Central Budgets

School Meal Funding

  • Updated formula to be agreed at Schools Forum 6th March 2011- Includes a block sum to represent running a kitchen for minimum level- Includes rate for free school meal eligibility
  • Transitional funding will be made available for schools whose allocation is less than estimated cost of meals provision.

Other Issues

Pupil Premium

  • To support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils
  • From September 2012 schools must publish on-line how used Pupil Premium allocations.
  • Performance tables will capture the attainment of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.


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Other Issues

Schools Financial Value Standard

  • Replaces FMSiS
  • Governing bodies have formal responsibility for the financial management of their schools, and so the standard is primarily aimed at governors.
  • Annual review (by March 2013 if met FMSiS) submit to LA
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Other Issues

Charging for early years education

  • Education Act 2011 introduces ability for schools to charge for additional hours