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High needs funding arrangements: 2019 to 2020

Information for local authorities and institutions about high needs funding arrangements for 2019 to 2020.


Operational guide

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High needs funding 2019 to 2020 operational guide

This guide describes how the 2019 to 2020 high needs funding system will work for all types of provision. It provides key dates and activity for the delivery of 2019 to 2020 high needs funding and sets out changes from the 2018 to 2019 funding arrangements.

The guide also includes information on funding arrangements for alternative provision, which was previously covered in separate guidance, and expands on the arrangements for top-up funding.

The national funding formula tables for 2019 to 2020 were published in July, including provisional high needs allocations for local authorities for 2019 to 2020.

Further information

You may want to read the schools revenue funding 2019 to 2020: operational guide. You may also want to read the high needs funding 2018 to 2019: operational guide.

Information on the arrangements for changing 2019 to 2020 funded place numbers will be available shortly. We’ve published videos about high needs funding which you might find useful.

Published 26 September 2018

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