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Weekly DfE Publications W/C 27.08.2018

National funding formula tables for schools and high needs: 2019 to 2020


Tables showing provisional allocations for the schools, high needs and central school services blocks from 2019 to 2020 onwards.

National funding formula: how to interpret the allocation data


This guide will help schools and local authorities to understand the national funding formula allocations.

It includes information on:

The COLLECT system contains national allocations and illustrative allocations that show the impact of implementing the NFF in full.

National funding formula tables for schools and high needs: 2018 to 2019


The tables set out the national funding formulae (NFF) allocations for 2018 to 2019. They are mainly for schools and local authorities.

The tables also include (now out of date) illustrative allocations for 2019 to 2020 and the fully implemented NFF.

Deals for schools


Information on the national deals available to schools to help them save money on some of the things they buy regularly.

Risk protection arrangement for academy trusts: membership rules


These are the full risk protection arrangement (RPA) rules, including details of the cover.

There’s a separate version for church academies, so ensure you are reading the right one.

School workforce planning


This guidance is for:

It applies to all schools.

It will help school leaders to review their staff structures regularly as part of annual school improvement, curriculum and financial planning.


Supporting excellent school resource management


These documents are for:

They apply to all local-authority-maintained schools, academies and free schools.

‘Supporting excellent school resource management’ summarises the help and support the department provides to help schools reduce costs and get value for money.

‘Supporting excellent school resource management: strategy’ describes in full the help and support – both existing and planned – that the department is making available and summarises an analysis of school spending.

Trends in school spending: 2002 to 2016

Transparency data

Data showing school spend trends per pupil:

Early years initial teacher training (ITT) providers


Find an early years ITT training provider with places available for your qualification level.

Independent special schools and colleges


Lists of all independent schools and colleges for children with special educational needs or disability (SEND), including:

NMSS are schools that the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996.

Data protection: toolkit for schools


To meet the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force in May 2018, all organisations handling personal data, including schools, need to have the right governance measures.

This guidance will help schools develop policies and processes for data management, from collecting and handling the data through to the ability to respond quickly and appropriately to data breaches.

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