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Schools: Finance

Question for Department for Education

UIN 901621, tabled on 31 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the implications of the new National Funding Formula for areas experiencing rapid housing growth.

Answered on

6 November 2017

Through the national funding formula, local authorities will receive growth funding to help them to respond to significant increases in pupil numbers. In 2018-19, we will allocate this funding based on local authority growth spending in 2017-18. This represents an improvement on the current system, which fails to recognise growing areas.

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