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Special Educational Needs: Finance

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 414W, on special educational needs, what funds have been allocated to each stream for 2009-10; what formulae are used to attribute funds to non-maintained special schools from each stream; by what means non-maintained special schools became eligible for the School Travel Grant; and how many non-maintained special schools are eligible for the School Travel Grant. (275389)

Details of estimates of amounts to be paid to non-maintained special schools in respect of funding streams for the 2009/10 financial year, together with the formulae and/or calculations used have been placed in the House Libraries. All NMSSs are eligible for a School Travel Plan grant on the condition that an approved travel plan has been submitted and quality assured by their local school travel adviser. In the 2008/09 financial year school travel grant was paid to four NMSSs.