Pre-16 funding

  • EYFS: funding entitlements
    Get to grips with the funding you're entitled to for 3- and 4-year-olds in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Understand the difference between universal and additional entitlements when it comes to the early years national funding formula (EYNFF).
  • Free school meals (FSM): funding
    Mainstream schools should use their core budget allocations to provide FSM to pre-16 pupils, and can receive funding for disadvantaged post-16 pupils. Find out how much you'll get and learn how FSM are funded in special schools.
  • 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 maintained schools are funded
    Get to grips with how maintained mainstream schools are funded in 2021-22. 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 summary
    Learn 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. Read on to see which funding data is collected on each census return. Also learn how to address errors in census returns.