Schools: Finance:Written question - 105673

Asked by Mike Kane
(Wythenshawe and Sale East)
Asked on: 06 October 2017
Department for Education
Schools: Finance
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the per pupil minimum funding level is a temporary feature of the funding formula until the age-weighted pupil funding has been raised sufficiently to render it unnecessary.
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 16 October 2017

We have now set out our final national funding formula for schools, following a consultation in which we heard from over 26,000 individual respondents and representative organisations.

We are recognising the challenges of the very lowest funded schools by introducing a minimum per pupil funding level. In 2019-20 all secondary schools will attract at least £4,800 per pupil, and all primary schools will attract at least £3,500 per pupil. In 2018-19, as a step towards these minimum funding levels, secondary schools will attract at least £4,600, and primary schools £3,300.

Decisions about spending after 2019-20 will be subject to the next Spending Review.

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