Issue details

19/00075 - Changes to the KCC local funding formula for schools

In response to the Government confirming the additional funding for schools, Kent County Council is set to receive an approximately £52m for 2020-21. 


The Council will continue to operate a local funding formula for Kent maintained schools (and this formula is also used by the Education and Skills Funding Agency for calculating Kent academy budgets) during this period and legislation dictates that any changes to that formula is subject to an all school consultation.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than two Electoral Divisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/10/2019

Decision due: Not before 14th Jan 2020 by Cabinet Member for Education and Skills
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Lead director: Matt Dunkley CBE

Department: Education & Young People's Services

Contact: Janice Venn, Finance Business Partner for CYPE Tel: 03000 413196 Email:


A consultation with all Kent schools and academies was undertaken during October 2019 and the feedback from the consultation was discussed at the Schools Funding Forum on 29 November 2019.


The proposed decision was considered and endorsed by the Children’s, Young People and Education Cabinet Committee on 15 November 2019.


Financial implications: The costs of the new funding formula will be fully met from the Dedicated Schools Grant and will not be a cost to Council funding.

Equalities implications: An equalities impact assessment will be completed and this will accompany the consultation documentation.


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