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School Revenue Funding 2015-16

Volume 589: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2014

Today I am announcing details of school revenue funding for 2015-16 through the dedicated schools grant (DSG).

The distribution of the DSG to local authorities will continue to be set out in three spending blocks for each authority: an early years block, a schools block and a high needs block.

As I announced in my statement to the House on 17 July, the underlying school budget will be kept at flat cash per pupil for 2015-16 with an increase in schools block per pupil funding for the 69 least fairly funded local authorities.

To protect schools from significant budget reductions, we will continue with a minimum funding guarantee that ensures no school sees more than a 1.5% per pupil reduction in 2015-16 budgets—excluding sixth form funding—compared to 2014-15 and before the pupil premium is added.

Details of these arrangements are being sent to local authorities today and have been published at: http:// www.gov.uk.