The school funding framework reflects government policy and is subject to reform, the purpose of which is to ensure the system:

  • is up to date and reflects the current demographics of pupils across the country
  • targets additional money to pupils who need extra support to achieve
  • is consistent and pupil-led so that, wherever a pupil goes to school, he or she will attract similar levels of funding
  • is transparent so that parents, head teachers, governors and tax-payers can see clearly how funding has been distributed and why
  • gives pupils (supported by their parents and carers) genuine choice about which school they attend

The key elements of the framework at the moment are:

There are complementary local requirements that schools must also comply with that are governed by the Scheme for Financing Schools.  The most significant supporting documents are:

  • Contract Standing Orders
  • Contract Standing Orders Tick Sheets (note there are 2 tabs to this,  and schools will ordinarily need to use “Supplies and Services”)
  • Procurement Manual

Latest versions of these documents can be viewed in the useful documents section of the Procurement page on DORIS.

The school funding framework reflects government policy and is currently (from 2013) subject to reform, the purpose of which is to ensure the system:

  • is up to date and reflects the current demographics of pupils across the country
  • targets additional money to pupils who need extra support to achieve
  • is consistent and pupil-led so that, wherever a pupil goes to school, he or she will attract similar levels of funding
  • is transparent so that parents, head teachers, governors and tax-payers can see clearly how funding has been distributed and why
  • gives pupils (supported by their parents and carers) genuine choice about which school they attend

The key elements of the framework at the moment are:

There are complementary local requirements that schools must also comply with that are governed by the Scheme for Financing Schools.  The most significant supporting documents are:

  • Contract Standing Orders
  • Contract Standing Orders Tick Sheets (note there are 2 tabs to this,  and schools will ordinarily need to use “Supplies and Services”)
  • Procurement Manual

Latest versions of these documents can be viewed in the useful documents section of the Procurement page on DORIS.

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