Guides outlining how the Education and Skills Funding Agency calculates the adjustment of the dedicated schools grant allocation.


Academies and dedicated schools grant 2020 to 2021: calculation of recoupment


Academies and dedicated schools grant 2019 to 2020: calculation of recoupment



Recoupment is the method we use to adjust a local authority’s dedicated schools grant (DSG) allocation, when maintained schools convert to academy status.

You can read the guides to see how and when we calculate and make the adjustments in each financial year.

Published 28 February 2014
Last updated 5 March 2020 + show all updates

  1. We have published recoupment guidance for the 2020 to 2021 financial year.

  2. We have removed old guidance from years prior to 2017 to 2018, and added guidance for the 2019 to 2020 financial year.

  3. Added recoupment guidance for the 2018 to 2019 financial year.

  4. Publication of ‘Academies and dedicated schools grant 2017 to 2018: calculation of recoupment’ guidance.

  5. Updated to add the guide for 2016 to 2017.

  6. New html document added, ‘Academies and the dedicated schools grant 2015 to 2016: calculation of recoupment’

  7. First published.