Issue details

School Funding 2022/23

West Sussex County Council is required, under national funding regulations, to consult schools and the Schools Forum on proposed changes to funding arrangements affecting mainstream school budgets. The School Funding Review 2022/23 consultation document was published on 20th October 2021. Responses to the consultation and feedback from Schools Forum have been taken into account in the development of the local funding formula for mainstream schools in 2022/23.


To help fund the DSG recovery plan a proposal to transfer £1.2m of funding from the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) Schools block to the DSG High Needs Block was also included as part of the schools funding consultation. Under the funding regulations, any transfer between blocks is a decision that is taken by Schools Forum, although the County Council can seek to overturn this by applying to the Secretary of State for Education through a disapplication request.


Following consideration of the responses to the consultation and the feedback from Schools Forum the Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills will be asked to approve the 2022/23 local funding formula for all mainstream schools in the county.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/11/2021

Decision due: January 2022 by Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills

Lead member: Councillor Nigel Jupp

Contact: Andy Thorne, Strategic Finance Buinsess Partner Email: Tel: 03302223349.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.


Schools Forum – 25th November 2021

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

Background papers