Issue details

Final Funding Formula for Mainstream Schools and Academies 2014-15


At Cabinet on 29 October 2013 the government’s funding reforms to mainstream schools and academies was explained. This started from April 2013 with further revisions by government from April 2014. Local Authorities, working with Schools’ Forums, have consulted with schools and academies on the 2014-15 options. The Schools’ Forum recommended these options to Cabinet in October 2013 and these were approved and subsequently notified to the Education Funding Agency (EFA).


Since then, there has been another change by government and also the 2014-15 Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG), which funds schools and academies, has been confirmed by the Department for Education.


Schools’ Forum have discussed the Final Funding Formula for 2014-15 and recommended this to Cabinet for approval, as per guidelines from the EFA.


Access to Information

The report together with any other documents being considered (unless they contain exempt information) will be available for inspection 5 clear days before the decision is taken by the Cabinet. Copies are available on the Council's website or requested from Democratic Services Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email If you wish to submit information to the Cabinet about the item please also contact Democratic Services.

It is noted that the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Meetings and Access to Information)(England) Regulations 2012 requires 28 clear days’ notice of the intention to make a key decision. On this occasion it has not been possible to provide this 28 clear days’ notice.This item is being added to the Forward Plan following confirmation that the item will be first considered by the Schools Forum on 22 January 2014.This item needs to be considered alongside the proposed 2014/2015 Budget proposals. Therefore, section 10 (General Exception) of the above regulations have been complied with.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 29/01/2014

Decision due: 11 Feb 2014 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Mike O'Brien - It is with great sadness that Medway Council announces that Cllr Mike O’Brien passed away on Thursday 8 September 2016. Our deepest sympathy goes to his family and friends.

Lead director: Barbara Peacock

Contact: Paul Murphy, Senior Accountant Email: Tel: (01634) 331639.

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