SCHOOLS: MID SUSSEX

6th July 2017

Sir Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the projected (a) cash and (b) per pupil funding is for schools for Mid Sussex constituency in each of the next three years.

Nick Gibb, Minister of State for School Standards, Minister for Equalities: The Department primarily allocates revenue funding at local authority level.

The schools block allocation for individual maintained schools for the financial year and academies for the academic year are published online for the following years:

2016-17: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-block-funding-allocations-2016-to-2017.

2015-16: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-block-funding-allocations-2015-to-2016

2014-15: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-block-funding-allocations-2014-to-2015

2013-14: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-block-funding-allocations-2013-to-2014

The Department did not publish online the school block allocation for individual schools in 2012-13.

Individual school allocations for 2017-18 will be published later this year. The formulae that local authorities have used to distribute funding to schools this year are published at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/schools-block-funding-formulae-2017-to-2018.

We recently consulted on a national funding formula for schools. We believe that the current funding arrangements are unfair and we remain committed to changing them.

We received over 25,000 responses to the consultation, which we are analysing in detail. We are grateful to all those who expressed their views on school funding and the proposed formula as part of this process. We will publish the response to the consultation in due course. We are unable to confirm the funding each school will receive in future years.

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