Issue details

Schools Budget 2023/24

To approve school forum’s recommended budget proposals for school budgets, central school services and early years within the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for 2023/24.


Dedicated Schools Grant funding for the schools block in 2023/24 is £123.2m, which is an increase of £1.3m for primary pupils, £2.1m for secondary pupils, a total of £3.4m after consolidation of the £3.3m supplementary grant from 2022-23. In addition the government have announced a further grant for schools valued at £5.15m (£4.15m for mainstream schools and £1m for high needs). 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 £0.616m is to be transferred to the high needs block for 2023/24 to continue the SEN protection scheme.




Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/11/2022

Decision due: 31 January 2023 by Cabinet member children and families

Lead member: Cabinet member children and families

Lead director: Service Director - Education, Skills and Learning

Department: Children and Young People

Contact: Malcolm Green, Strategic Finance Manager Email: Tel: 01432 260818.


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