(2) which national challenge schools have received no national challenge funding since June 2008; and if he will make a statement.
We have worked with local authorities to agree a package of support for each school supported through the National Challenge. We have made payments to local authorities, rather than schools, through the Standards Fund.
We have not yet signed off plans for four local authorities, although all schools in those local authorities are being supported by a National Challenge Adviser.
Funding for schools supported through National Challenge has been tailored according to the needs of individual schools, and has not been calculated through a formula. My officials met representatives of local authorities in the autumn to develop bespoke funding plans, which were moderated to ensure consistency and value for money at a national level.