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  • Free school meals (FSM): funding Mainstream schools should use their core budget allocations to provide FSM to pre-16 pupils, but you'll also receive the FSM supplementary grant for the 2020 to 2021 financial year. Find out how much you'll receive and learn how FSM are funded in special schools and for post-16 pupils.
  • Funding for pupils with medical conditions Learn about the different ways you can access funding for pupils with medical conditions.
  • Funding for pupils with SEN Get to grips with how provision for pupils with special educational needs (SEN) is funded in your school.
  • High needs funding formula: a summary Understand how the formula can affect your school's budget, and what factors are used to determine how much your LA stands to get in its high needs funding block.
  • How academies are funded Find out how your general annual grant (GAG) funding is calculated, and what government funding you're entitled to on top of your GAG.
  • How alternative provision is funded Find out how pupil referral units, and alternative provision (AP) academies and free schools are funded from the 'high needs block'.
  • How maintained schools are funded UpdatedGet to grips with how maintained mainstream schools are funded in 2020-21. Find out about the national funding formula (NFF), as well as the other streams of funding that feed into your school's budget.
  • How special schools are funded Learn about place funding and top-up funding for special schools.
  • National funding formula: a summary UpdatedLearn which factors are included in the national funding formula (NFF), and what the current transitional state of the NFF means for your school.
  • School census: determining funding allocations Data you submit in census returns is used to determine your school's funding. Use this article to see which funding data is collected on each census return. You can also find out about how to address errors in census returns.
  • The early years national funding formula (EYNFF) Is there information on the early years national funding formula (EYNFF)? We summarise the Department for Education's new early years funding system. We also point to information about other changes to school funding.
  • Top-up funding for pupils with high needs Find out about top-up funding for pupils with high needs, including how you can access it and what you can spend it on.