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High needs funding formula: history and consultation

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Last updated on 15 December 2016
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How will the changes to school funding affect high needs budgets? We link to information about the consultation phases of the changes to high needs funding, and the predicted impact of these changes on schools. We also link to our article on the final formula for high needs funding announced in September 2017.

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  1. 1 Consultation on high needs funding
  2. 2 Introducing a high needs funding formula for local authorities
  3. 3 Structure of the proposed high needs funding formula
  4. 4 Changes to the education funding structure
  5. 5 High needs funding formula: impact on schools

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