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 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 pay for service improvements within the High Needs budget that will help to reduce the size of the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) deficit in future years a proposal to transfer £1.2m of funding from the Schools block to the High Needs block of the DSG was approved by Schools Forum at its meeting on 25th November 2021, and therefore has also been taken into account when setting the funding rates within the local funding formula for mainstream schools in 2022/23.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 division;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

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

Decision due: February 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


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