Information about current or up-coming consultations

Consultation on the Scheme for financing schools (The Fair Funding Scheme)

Since 2018/19, Nottingham City Council has mirrored the National Funding Formula (NFF) in our funding allocations to schools.  In 2020/21 the Department of Education has made some changes to the NFF, the main one being the introduction of a formula to allocate funding for mobile pupils to local authorities. 

This consultation document outlines the local authority’s proposal for the funding of schools in the financial year 2020/21. We encourage all schools to respond to the consultation via the consultation response form and welcome any feedback or questions schools may have.

The consultation opens Wednesday 4th December 2019.

The deadline for submitting your responses to the consultation is 20th December 2019 at 5 pm.

Please submit consultation responses or queries to: school.funding@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Consultation on a Schools Block Transfer for 2019/20

Dedicated Schools Grant funding is allocated to the Local Authority in 4 discrete blocks; schools, central services, early years, high needs. The schools block funds schools’ delegated budgets and the pupil growth fund. A schools block transfer involves funding schools at a lower level than they would otherwise have been for that year and transferring the funding withheld to one of the other 3 blocks, in this case, high needs.

The full consultation document outlines the detail of the local authority’s proposals. There is also a two-page summary and a spreadsheet showing individual school impact data. This spreadsheet also contains the consultation response form. We encourage all schools in the City to respond to the consultation and welcome any feedback or questions schools may have. Schools Forum will vote on whether to approve the proposals at their meeting on 9 October 2018 and need to be able to take account of the views of as many City schools as possible.

A consultation briefing session took place at 8.30am on 6th September at the Notts County Ground.  A copy of the slides can be accessed at the link below.

Schools Block Transfer consultation event slides

The deadline for submitting your responses to the consultation is 19th September 2018 at 5pm.

Please submit consultation responses to school.funding@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

For queries please call:

School Funding Team 0115 87 65053

Or email: school.funding@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Consultation on the schools local funding formula for the financial year 2018/19

In the financial year 2018/19 the Department of Education introduced the National Funding Formula for schools. All local authorities are funded based on the new National Funding Formula from the financial year 2018/19 onwards but for the financial years, 2018/19 and 2019/20 local authorities will still be able to decide if they wish to have a Local Funding Formula or move to the National Funding Formula.

The consultation document outlines the local authority’s proposal for the funding of schools in the financial year 2018/19. We encourage all schools to respond to the consultation via the consultation response form and welcome any feedback or questions schools may have.

The deadline for submitting your responses to the consultation is 24th November 2017 at 5 pm.

Please submit consultation responses or queries to:

School Funding Team
0115 87 65053

Or email:
School.funding@Nottinghamcity.gov.uk