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Top-up funding for pupils with high needs

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Last updated on 12 September 2017
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What is top-up funding for pupils with high needs? This article cites Department for Education guidance on what top-up funding is and how it is allocated to pupils with high needs in mainstream schools, special schools and alternative provision settings. We also answer some FAQs about the funding.

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  1. 1 The 'place plus' approach
  2. 2 Mainstream schools
  3. 3 Special schools
  4. 4 Alternative provision settings
  5. 5 Accessing top-up funding
  6. 6 Timing of payments
  7. 7 Pupils from another LA
  8. 8 Top-up funding: further questions

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