Lord Beecham – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Education

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lord Beecham on 2016-10-03.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in developing a new formula for school funding; and when the new formula will be applied.

Lord Nash

In July, the Secretary of State committed to introduce national funding formulae for schools and high needs from financial year 2018-19. We are considering the options carefully, taking into account the need to give schools and local authorities stability, and the importance of getting these historic reforms right. We will set out detailed proposals later in the autumn, and make decisions early next year, for the new system to be in place from April 2018.