This topic provides an overview of the current funding arrangements for maintained schools, the regulations relating to school balances and the functions of the Schools Forum.

The transition to a new National Funding Formula has been further delayed meaning that budgets will continue to be allocated to councils first and LAs will still set their own formula allocations within the confines of the National Funding Formula elements.

The DfE is currently consulting with regarding the final arrangements for the implementation of the National Funding Formula.

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