In October 2012, we consulted with institutions and other stakeholders on options for significant changes to the way 16 to 19 education and training is funded. It is now confirmed that for 2013/14 a new fairer, simpler and more transparent funding system will be introduced to support the raising of the participation age.
Under this system, institutions will attract a standard rate of funding for each student weighted for necessary course costs, retention and with additional funding for those at a disadvantage.
On this page you can download:
Overview of the 16 to 19 funding formula, dated June 2013 is the key document that describes the overall system and funding mechanism for 16-19 education and training from 2013 onwards, that applies to schools, academies, further and sixth-form colleges and charitable and commercial providers. It will be of interest to anyone requiring an overview of the system, it includes links and references to further detailed guidance and information.
If you have any queries about the new system or the review, please email the contact on this page.
Funding formula review
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Written ministerial statement.
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Open letter from Peter Mucklow on next steps in implementing new funding arrangements for 2013/14 for 16-19 education and high needs students aged 16-24.
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The presentation on the 16-19 funding formula for 2013/14 and shadow allocations 2012/13.
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Shadow allocations 2012/13 technical notes dated October 2012
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Spreadsheet providing shadow allocations 2012/13 calculation toolkit dated October 2012
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16-19 funding formula 2013/14 - a field guide to shadow allocations, dated October 2012.
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Summary of the 16 to 19 National Funding Formula, including an example of how the formula applies to special schools
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This document sets out the principles of the overall approach to evidencing student existence and eligibility from 2013/14
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Funding full participation and study programmes for young people.
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Letter from Peter Mucklow to local authorities dated February 2013 summarising where we have got to and to confirm the next stages of the HNS process in 2013/14
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Open letter from Peter Mucklow to institutions delivering 16-16 education and training on the funding arrangements for 2013/14 for students aged 16-19 and high needs students aged 16-24
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Updated Overview of the16 to 19 funding formula dated June 2013
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The purpose of this document is to describe the 16-19 National Funding Formula that will be used to calculate revenue allocations for education and training provision, funded by the Education Funding Agency (EFA), for the academic year 2013/14 and beyond.
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Update dated September 2013
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Information about providing opportunities for 16- to 19-year-olds to move into higher education or skilled employment.