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School census: determining funding allocations

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Last updated on 17 February 2017
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Which school census returns are used to determine a school's funding? We relay information from the DfE and the EFA about how data collected in the school census is used to allocate funding.

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  1. 1 Census data used to determine funding
  2. 2 Core funding is based on autumn census returns
  3. 3 Pupil premium allocations are based on spring census returns
  4. 4 ESG allocations are based on the autumn census return
  5. 5 UIFSM funding is based on average pupil numbers
  6. 6 Free early years entitlement: which census is used to determine funding?

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