Issue details

Schools Budget 2020/21

To approve school forum’s recommended budget proposals for school budgets, central school services and early years within the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for 2020/21.


Dedicated Schools Grant funding for the schools block in 2020/21 is £104.7m, which is an increase of £1.9m for primary pupils, £1.9m for secondary pupils and £0.2m in the growth fund. The funding for high needs and early years block are provisional and are both subject to final adjustments for pupil numbers and commissioned places. The school funding values and formula calculations are in accordance with the national school funding formula as set by government. The funding above that required to implement the national funding formula is proposed to be distributed to schools at £20 per pupil and £300,000 transferred to the high needs block for 2020/21.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/07/2019

Decision due: 28 January 2020 by Cabinet member children and families

Lead member: Cabinet member children and families

Lead director: Director of Children and Families (Historic)

Department: Children and Families

Contact: Malcolm Green, Strategic Finance Manager Email:


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