Issue details

School Funding 2019/20

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 2019/20 consultation document was published on 31 October 2018. Responses to the consultation and feedback from both the Schools Forum and the Children and Young People’s Services Select Committee have been taken into account in the development of the local funding formula for mainstream schools in 2019/20.


To alleviate pressures on certain budgets, proposals to transfer funding between Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) funding blocks were also included as part of the schools funding consultation. Under the funding regulations, any transfer between blocks is a decision that is taken by the Schools Forum, although the County Council can seek to overturn this by applying to the Secretary of State for Education through a disapplication request.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/11/2018

Decision due: February 2019 by Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Lead member: Councillor Richard Burrett

Contact: Graham Olway, Assistant Director - School Organisation Email: Tel: 033 022 23029.

Consultation process

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


All West Sussex Maintained Schools and Academies

Schools Forum - 6th December 2018 and 21st January 2019

Children and Young People’s Services Select Committee - 10th January 2019

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders - 033 022 22553

West Sussex Plan Priority: Best Start in Life


Background papers