Special Educational Needs: Finance:Written question - 174004

Asked by Bill Wiggin
(North Herefordshire)
Asked on: 12 September 2018
Department for Education
Special Educational Needs: Finance
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that higher needs funding for people with additional educational needs is targeted effectively.
Answered by: Nadhim Zahawi
Answered on: 11 October 2018

The government has reformed the funding for children and young people with high needs to make it fairer, by introducing a new national funding formula for high needs. The formula takes into account an up to date assessment of the level of need in each area.

Allocations to local authorities in 2018-19 were calculated on the basis of the national funding formula, and provisional allocations for 2019-20 can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-funding-formula-tables-for-schools-and-high-needs-2019-to-2020.

The department is monitoring the impact of the national funding formula on local authority spending decisions, and are keeping the overall amount of funding for high needs under review.

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