Issue details

School Funding 2020/21

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 2020/21 consultation document was published on 23rd October 2019. Responses to the consultation and feedback from both Schools Forum and the Children and Young People’s Services Scrutiny Committee have been taken into account in the development of the local funding formula for mainstream schools in 2020/21.


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 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 division;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/12/2019

Decision due: February 2020 by Cabinet Member for Education 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 Education and Skills via the 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 : 28th November 2019

Children and Young People’s Services Scrutiny Committee 9 January 2020


Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

Background3: Best Start in Life


Background papers