ESFA: high needs funding announcement

On 17 December the Secretary of State announced additional high needs funding for local authorities, alongside the 2019 to 2020 dedicated schools grant (DSG) allocations to local authorities.

The government is providing an additional £125 million for both the 2018 to 2019 and 2019 to 2020 academic years.

The Secretary of State also announced a further £100 million top-up to the special provision capital funding for local authorities in the 2019 to 2020 academic year. This takes the total investment to £365 million across 2018 to 2021.

This funding helps local authorities invest in improved facilities and additional school and college places for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

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