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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 the government has also introduced a FSM supplementary grant for 2018-19 and 2019-20. Find out the details about this grant and learn how FSM are funded in special schools and for post-16 pupils.
  • Funding for pupils with medical conditions How is provision for pupils with medical needs funded? In this article, we relay advice from the Department for Education about who is responsible for funding provision to support pupils with medical conditions in schools. The article includes advice on the use of top-up funding for this purpose.
  • Funding for pupils with SEN Get to grips with how pupils with special educational needs (SEN) are 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 how 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 How are pupil referral units (PRUs) funded? We look at guidance on how alternative provision settings, including PRUs and alternative provision academies, are funded. We also point to articles about changes to high needs funding.
  • How special schools are funded Learn about place funding and top-up funding for special schools.
  • Minimum funding guarantee, capping and scaling How does the capping and scaling of school budgets work? We explain how capping and scaling relate to the minimum funding guarantee (MFG) and link to data on how LAs apply capping and scaling. We also look at the MFG under the national funding formula.
  • National funding formula: a summary The national funding formula (NFF) has been introduced, with transitional arrangements currently in place. Learn which factors are included in the formula, and find out about the impact on schools.
  • 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.
  • School funding for 2019-20 Learn how mainstream schools will be funded for 2019 to 2020, and find out details of the changes to the national funding formula (NFF) for this year.
  • 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.