You are here:

Funding for maintained schools

Ref: 5255
Last updated on 30 September 2016
School types: Maintained · School phases: Primary, Secondary
In-depth article
How are maintained schools funded? We set out the different funding streams for maintained schools, and explain that LAs use local funding formulas to calculate individual school budgets. You will also find information on funding for pupils with SEN, and how pupil premium funding is allocated.

Article tools


  1. 1 Maintained school funding: how does it work?
  2. 2 Funding is allocated to the LA based on census data
  3. 3 Dedicated schools grant is core funding stream
  4. 4 Local funding formulas: what factors are included?
  5. 5 How is SEN accounted for in the local funding formula?
  6. 6 Pupil premium funding is second funding stream
  7. 7 Other funding streams

Article features

  • 9 external links

More from The Key

The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence.