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Schools: South Gloucestershire

Question for Department for Education

UIN 198885, tabled on 4 December 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated through the National Funding Formula to schools in South Gloucestershire in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19 and (c)2019-20.

Answered on

12 December 2018

The table below sets out the funding allocated to South Gloucestershire to fund schools in the years requested. It also sets out the high needs funding given to the local authority, which is for pupils with complex special educational needs and disabilities. Some of this funding goes to mainstream schools to help them meet the needs of these pupils.


Schools block allocation

High needs allocation


£151.15 million

£29.66 million


£151.19 million

£31.04 million

2019-20 (illustrative)[2]

£154.76 million

£31.33 million

In addition to the funding allocated through the national funding formula, schools will receive funding from specific grants - for example, through the pupil premium, or the PE and sports premium.

Local authorities remain responsible for setting school budgets at a local level, and individual schools may see their funding change due to changing pupil numbers or characteristics, or changes in how the local authority distributes funding.

[1] Figures are from the Schools Block of the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for 2017-18 and 2018-19. In addition, the national funding formula (NFF) came into force in April 2018 for the 2018-19 financial year, so South Gloucestershire’s 2017-18 allocation was not calculated using the national funding formula.

[2] Figures are from the NFF allocations published in July 2018 for 2019-20. DSG figures for 2019-20 as these are not yet published. 2019-20 NFF figures are illustrative because they will be updated to reflect the latest pupil numbers when the 2019-20 DSG allocations are confirmed.