Free school meals (FSM): fundingMainstream 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.
How maintained schools are fundedUpdatedGet 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.
National funding formula: a summaryUpdatedLearn 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 allocationsData 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.