How we calculate and allocate revenue funding for special free schools in the 2019 to 2020 academic year.


A guide to new special free school revenue funding: 2019 to 2020

Ref: DfE-00096-2019PDF, 175KB, 20 pages


This guide explains how much revenue funding special free schools will receive.

Also see the financial template that will help special free schools plan their budget.

Special free schools are free schools for children with special educational needs or disabilities.

Published 9 September 2014
Last updated 14 May 2019 + show all updates

  1. Updated for the 2019 to 2020 academic year.
  2. Updated document for the 2018 to 2019 academic year.
  3. Updated document for the 2017 to 2018 academic year.
  4. All documents updated in February 2015 to reflect known changes to funding rates. Revised versions including 2015 to 2016 funding rates should be available at the end of March 2015.
  5. Updated ‘Financial template for special free schools: 2014 to 2015’.
  6. First published.