Fairer funding for schools announced by the Education Secretary

Marcus Hart
Marcus Hart
Published Thursday, 21st September 2017

Worcestershire will see a predicted funding increase of 2.4% in 2018/19 and a further 1.5% in 2019/20 as a consequence of the new National Funding Formula (NFF) and Dedicated Schools Grant.

Worcestershire will see a predicted funding increase of 2.4% in 2018/19 and a further 1.5% in 2019/20 as a consequence of the new National Funding Formula (NFF) and Dedicated Schools Grant.

Education Secretary Justine Greening made the announcement in Parliament on the National Funding Formula for schools and high need schools.

Speaking in the House of Commons, Ms Greening repeated a previous pledge to give schools an extra £1.3billion from 2018 to 2020.

The new funding formula (NFF), replacing the current system which relies on historic data, is due to be introduced in 2018/19. It is being brought in to tackle wide variations in per-pupil funding rates across the country.

The DfE NFF projections for mainstream schools indicate an increase for all schools in 2018-19 compared to the 2017-18 baseline ranging from 0.3% to 5%.

The extra money for Worcestershire schools has today been welcomed by Cllr Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Education and Skills.

He said: "This announcement is welcomed and is good news for Worcestershire and its schools. It is a testament to all the years of campaigning for Fairer Funding by headteachers, governors, schools, parents and the local authority. We will be working through the detail of the announcement to consider the implications for Worcestershire schools

"We strive to ensure Worcestershire schools provide high quality education for all children and young people.

"Nine out of 10 of our schools are rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted."