Decision details

ESCC School Funding Formula for 2019/20

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

After consulting with East Sussex Schools and Academies, approval is now being sought from Lead Member to change the ESCC Funding Formula factors for 2019/20.

Decisions:

22.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services seeking approval for the East Sussex County Council School Funding Formula for 2019/20.

22.2     RESOLVED – to approve the proposals in relation to the ESCC School Funding Formula for 2019/20

1) Primary Phase Proposal:

Minimum Funding Guarantee (MFG) at 100.5% and Capping at 1.5%, decrease the lump sum by £2,000 to £120,000, reduce the Free School Meals (FSM) rate to the NFF rate, introduce Free School Meals Ever6 (FSM6) and Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI) factors at the proposed NFF rates, introduce a minimum per pupil amount, amend the Sparsity calculation to align to the NFF.

 

2) Secondary Phase Proposal:

Minimum Funding Guarantee (MFG) at 100.5% and Capping at 1.5%, decrease the lump sum by £7,000 to the NFF level of £110,000, reduce the Free School Meal (FSM) rate to the NFF rate, introduce Free School Meal Ever6 (FSM6) and Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI) factors to the NFF rates, introduce a minimum per pupil amount, amend the Sparsity calculation to align to the NFF.

 

Reasons

 

22.3     The proposals were developed by the Funding Formula Working Group for consultation with the Schools Forum and all schools and academics. A majority of school respondents were in favour of the proposals which are based on principles that work towards the National Funding Formula (NFF), whilst avoiding any undue turbulence to schools and academies.  

 

 

Report author: Ed Beale

Publication date: 31/03/2021

Date of decision: 24/01/2019

Decided at meeting: 24/01/2019 - Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability

Effective from: 22/01/2019

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