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School Sixth Forms

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the oral answer of 10 July 2007, on school sixth forms, by which mechanism (a) funding for new sixth forms will be routed through local education authorities and (b) pupils involved in 14 to 19 programmes in (i) schools and (ii) further education colleges will be funded. (149650)

Arrangements for the transition of funding for 16 to 18's in school sixth forms and colleges to local authorities, including the mechanisms which will be used to route funds through local authorities to schools, will be subject to consultation to ensure there will be no disruption to schools and colleges and the introduction of diplomas, and subject to the passage of the necessary legislation,

Funding of diplomas at key stage 4 from 2008-09 will be through a new specific formula grant to local authorities, as announced in the written statement on school funding made to Parliament on 25 June.