The Education (Grant-maintained and Grant-maintained Special Schools) (Finance) Regulations 1997

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Published: 1997-03-20

Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 996

EDUCATION, ENGLAND AND WALES
The Education (Grant-maintained and Grant-maintained Special Schools) (Finance) Regulations 1997

Made
20th March 1997

Laid before Parliament
21st March 1997

Coming into force
1st April 1997

In exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State by sections 244(2), 245, 246(1) and (2), 247(2) and (6), 257 and 569(4) and (5) of, and paragraph 14 of Schedule 28 to, the Education Act 1996(1) the Secretary of State for Education and Employment hereby makes the following Regulations:

PART 1GENERAL

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Education (Grant-maintained and Grant-maintained Special Schools) (Finance) Regulations 1997 and shall come into force on 1st April 1997.

(2) These Regulations apply in relation to the financial year beginning on that date.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), these Regulations apply in respect of—

(a)grant-maintained schools situated in England; and

(b)grant-maintained special schools situated in England not being such schools established in pursuance of proposals made by the funding authority under section 339(2) of the 1996 Act.

(4) These Regulations do not apply in respect of grant-maintained schools which are established pursuant to proposals under section 211 or 212 of the 1996 Act (proposals for establishment of new schools) except to such a school which is established—

(a)where section 213(3) of the 1996 Act applies (proposals by promoters to establish a new school in place of an existing independent school which it is proposed to discontinue on or before the date of implementation of the proposals in respect of the new school); or

(b)in connection with the discontinuance of another grant-maintained school pursuant to proposals published under section 267 or 268 of the 1996 Act(2).

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations, except where the context otherwise requires—

“the 1996 Act” means the Education Act 1996;

“Central AMG” means the amount determined under regulation 8 or under that regulation as it has effect by virtue of regulation 10 or 13, as the context may require;

“Direct AMG” means the amount determined under regulation 6, 7, 12 or 19;

“financial year in question” means the financial year beginning in 1997;

“local education authority” means—

(a)
in relation to any grant-maintained primary or secondary school and any financial year relating to such a school, the local education authority for the area in which the school is situated;

(b)
where such a school is situated in the area of more than one local education authority, such local education authority as the Secretary of State, after consultation with those local education authorities concerned, may determine; and

(c)
in relation to any grant-maintained special school and any financial year relating to such a school,

(i)
the local education authority by which the school was maintained immediately before it became a grant-maintained special school, or

(ii)
where that authority is the subject of a structural or boundary change (or both such changes) within the meaning of section 14 of the Local Government Act 1992(3) effected by an order made under section 17 of that Act, such other local education authority as the Secretary of State may, after consultation with that authority, notify to that authority and to the funding authority in writing;

“preceding financial year” means the financial year beginning in 1996;

“pupils with statements of special educational needs” means pupils for whom statements of their special educational needs are maintained under section 324 of the 1996 Act;

“the 1996 Regulations” means the Education (Grant-maintained and Grant-maintained Special Schools) (Finance) Regulations 1996(4);

(2) Expressions used in these Regulations set out in the first column of the following table shall have the meanings attributed to them by the provisions set out opposite thereto in the second column, references to regulations being references to regulations of these Regulations—

aggregated budget
section 101(3)(b) of the 1996 Act

allocation formula
section 106(2) of the 1996 Act

capital grants
section 246(1) of the 1996 Act

change in the characteristics of the school
regulation 6(14)

comparable maintained school
regulation 6(10)

date of implementation of the proposals
sections 200(2) and 217 of the 1996 Act

delegated budget
section 115(b) of the 1996 Act

financial year
section 579(1) of the 1996 Act

general schools budget
section 101(3)(a) of the 1996 Act

maintained school
regulation 6(10)

maintenance grant
section 244(1) of the 1996 Act

relevant authority
regulation 39(2)

relevant date
regulations 29(7) and 49(7)

relevant expenditure
regulation 16(3)

relevant percentage
regulation 8(2)

scheme
section 101(1) of the 1996 Act

school’s budget share
section 101(3)(c) and (6) of the 1996 Act

special purpose grants
section 245(1) of the 1996 Act.

(3) In these Regulations references to a school becoming a grant-maintained school are references to a school acquiring grant-maintained status or being established as a grant-maintained school under Part III of the 1996 Act or becoming a grant-maintained special school in pursuance of Part 2 of the Education (Grant-maintained Special Schools) Regulations 1994(5).

(4) For the purposes of these Regulations, a school becomes a grant-maintained school on the date of implementation of the proposals in respect of the school under Part III of the 1996 Act.

(5) In these Regulations references to primary or secondary schools do not include such schools which are special schools.

(6) Unless the context otherwise requires, any reference in these Regulations to—

(a)a numbered Part, regulation or Schedule is a reference to the Part, regulation or Schedule in these Regulations so numbered; and

(b)a numbered paragraph is a reference to the paragraph so numbered in the regulation or Schedule in which the reference appears.

Revocation and transitional provisions

3.—(1) The 1996 Regulations are revoked.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of these Regulations

(a)the Education (Grant-maintained Schools) (Finance) Regulations 1989(6) shall continue to apply for the purposes of—

(i)determining, apportioning and redetermining the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of a school as therein defined situated in England for the financial year ending on 31st March 1990, and

(ii)determining (and revising) the total amount of maintenance grant which the Secretary of State may recover from the former maintaining authority (within the meaning of those Regulations) of such a school in respect of that year;

(b)the Education (Grant-maintained Schools) (Finance) Regulations l990(7) shall continue to apply for the purposes of—

(i)determining, apportioning and redetermining the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of a school as therein defined situated in England for the financial year ending on 31st March 1991, and

(ii)determining (and revising) the total amount of maintenance grant which the Secretary of State may recover from the former maintaining authority (within the meaning of those Regulations) of such a school in respect of that year;

(c)the Education (Grant-maintained Schools) (Finance) Regulations l991(8) shall continue to apply for the purposes of—

(i)determining, apportioning and redetermining the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of a school as therein defined situated in England for the financial year ending on 31st March 1992, and

(ii)determining (and revising) the total amount of maintenance grant which the Secretary of State may recover from the former maintaining authority (within the meaning of those Regulations) of such a school in respect of that year;

(d)the Education (Grant-maintained Schools) (Finance) Regulations 1992(9) shall continue to apply for the purposes of—

(i)determining, apportioning and redetermining the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of a school as therein defined situated in England for the financial year ending on 31st March 1993, and

(ii)determining (and revising) the total amount of maintenance grant which the Secretary of State may recover from the former maintaining authority (within the meaning of those Regulations) of such a school in respect of that year;

(e)the Education (Grant-maintained Schools) (Finance) Regulations 1993(10) shall continue to apply for the purposes of—

(i)determining, apportioning and redetermining the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of a school as therein defined situated in England for the financial year ending on 31st March 1994, and

(ii)determining (and revising) the total amount of maintenance grant which the Secretary of State may recover from the former maintaining authority (within the meaning of those Regulations) of such a school in respect of that year; and

(f)all other regulations made under section 244 of the 1996 Act(11) shall continue to apply for the purposes of—

(i)determining, apportioning and redetermining the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of a school as therein defined situated in England for the financial year to which they applied, and

(ii)determining (and revising) the total amount of maintenance grant which the Secretary of State may recover from the local education authority (within the meaning of those Regulations) of such a school in respect of that year.

(3) Paragraph (1) is without prejudice to the continued operation after 31st March 1997 of any requirements imposed by the Secretary of State or the funding authority on a governing body to whom payments in respect of maintenance grant, capital grant and special purpose grant have been made under one or more (as the case may be) of the regulations made under section 247 of the 1996 Act(12).

PART 2MAINTENANCE GRANT SCHEME REPLICATION

Application of Part 2

4.  This Part applies for the purpose of determining the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of—

(a)a primary school in respect of which these Regulations apply whose maintenance grant is not determined under Part 3;

(b)a secondary school in respect of which these Regulations apply whose maintenance grant is not determined under Part 3;

(c)a special school in respect of which these Regulations apply.

Determination of amount of maintenance grant

5.—(1) The amount of maintenance grant payable for the financial year in question in respect of a school whose maintenance grant falls to be determined under this Part,—

(a)in the case of a school which becomes a grant-maintained school on or after 1st April in the financial year in question pursuant to proposals published under section 212 of the 1996 Act, shall be the aggregate of the following amounts—

(i)an amount (Direct AMG) determined in accordance with regulation 19,

(ii)an amount (Central AMG) determined in accordance with regulation 8 (or that regulation as it has effect in accordance with regulation 13 (apportionment)), and

(iii)an amount determined in accordance with regulation 9 (Section 11 funding), regulation 11 (as it has effect in accordance with regulation 20(1)) or regulation 20(2) (school meals), regulation 22 (contingencies) and regulation 23 (nursery education),

subject, in the case of such a school which becomes a grant-maintained school after 1st April in the financial year in question, to apportionment under regulation 21; and

(b)in any other case, subject to regulation 15 (which provides an alternative method of determining the amount of maintenance grant for such schools which became grant-maintained schools in the financial year in question), shall be the aggregate of the following amounts—

(i)an amount (Direct AMG) determined in accordance with (as the case may be) regulation 6, 7 or 12,

(ii)an amount (Central AMG) determined in accordance with regulation 8 (or that regulation as it has effect in accordance with regulation 10 (cash protection) or 13 (apportionment)),

(iii)an amount determined in accordance with regulation 9 (Section 11 funding), regulation 11 (school meals) (or that regulation as it has effect in accordance with regulation 14 (apportionment)), regulation 22 (contingencies) and regulation 23 (nursery education),

(iv)(where applicable) an amount determined in accordance with regulations 24, 25 and 26, (additions or deductions representing unspent sums from previous budget shares, budget deficits from previous years and deductions from current year’s budget share), and

(v)(where applicable) an amount determined in accordance with regulations 27 and 28 (deductions representing excessive surpluses in previous years and excessive severance payments).

(2) Where in the opinion of the funding authority precise calculation for the purpose of determining any of the amounts referred to in paragraph (1)—

(a)would be impracticable;

(b)would not significantly affect the amount; or

(c)would be disproportionately costly having regard to the complexity of the calculation and the likely effect on the amount,

paragraph (1) shall have effect as if it required the funding authority to determine as the amount of maintenance grant payable for the financial year in question such amount as appears to them to be fair and reasonable having regard in particular to the local education authority’s scheme.

Determination of Direct AMG for a complete financial year by reference to a comparable maintained school’s budget share

6.—(1) Subject to regulation 7 (alternative method of determining Direct AMG where the school became a grant-maintained school before 1st April) and paragraph (2) below, this regulation applies in the case of a school which became a grant-maintained school on or before 1st April in the financial year in question.

(2) This regulation shall not apply in the case of a school which becomes a grant-maintained school on 1st April in the financial year in question pursuant to proposals published under section 212 of the 1996 Act.

(3) In any case to which this regulation applies, and subject to paragraph (9) and to regulation 7, the funding authority shall determine an amount which appears to them to be equal or approximate to an amount which the local education authority could have determined, by the application (subject to the following provisions of this regulation) of the allocation formula in their scheme in relation to a comparable maintained school covered by the scheme, as such a school’s budget share for the financial year in question.

(4) Where—

(a)at any time before the beginning of the financial year in question the allocation formula included a particular factor; and

(b)the scheme has been revised, varied or replaced under section 111 or 114 of the 1996 Act at any time before the relevant date in relation to the school as initially determined in accordance with regulation 29(2), and for the financial year in question—

(i)no such provision is included in the allocation formula, or

(ii)the proportion of a comparable maintained school’s budget share derived from the application of that provision would be less than it would have been had the scheme not been so revised, varied or replaced,

the allocation formula shall be deemed, for the purposes of determining the amount under paragraph (3), to include such provision for taking into account any such factor as it had effect immediately before the scheme was so revised, varied or replaced:

Provided that the funding authority shall add to, or subtract from, any sum derived from the application of the said provision such amount as appears to them to be fair and reasonable having regard to any increase or decrease in the actual or planned level of spending of the local education authority in respect of schools maintained by them occurring during or since the financial year which preceded the financial year in which such revision, variation or replacement occurred.

(5) Where, by or in consequence of a structural or boundary change (or both such changes) within the meaning of section 14 of the Local Government Act 1992(13), effected by an order made under section 17 of that Act, a local education authority (“the transferor authority”) ceases on a particular date to exercise functions in relation to an area, paragraph (4) shall apply as if the scheme of the transferor authority had been the scheme of the authority (“the transferee authority”) by which such functions are exercisable in relation to that area on and after that date and the transferee authority’s scheme was a revision, variation or replacement of the transferor authority’s scheme under section 111 or 114 of the 1996 Act.

(6) Where the local education authority in relation to a grant-maintained special school has been determined by the Secretary of State under part (c)(ii) of the definition of “local education authority” in regulation 2(1), and the allocation formula in that new authority’s scheme contains no provision for taking into account the needs of special schools, paragraph (4) above shall apply as if the scheme of the former maintaining authority had been the scheme of the new authority and the new authority’s scheme was a revision, variation or replacement of that scheme under section 111 or 114 of the 1996 Act.

(7) Where—

(a)by the application of the allocation formula a part of a school’s budget share is determined by reference to—

(i)an amount of expenditure attributable to each registered pupil of each relevant age or falling within each relevant age group,

(ii)an amount or amounts (as the case may be) of expenditure attributable to any unit of measurement adopted for any factor included in the allocation formula, or

(iii)the amount or amounts (as the case may be) of expenditure attributable to any other such factor; and

(b)the proportion that any such amount is of a comparable maintained school’s budget share is less in the financial year in question than it would have been in a previous financial year,

the amount or amounts of expenditure so attributable shall be deemed by the funding authority, in applying the allocation formula for the purpose of determining the amount under paragraph (3), to be the amount or amounts determined in accordance with paragraph (8).

(8) For the purposes of paragraph (7), the funding authority shall determine as the amount or amounts of expenditure so attributable for the purposes of the allocation formula the amount or amounts so attributable in such previous financial year as the funding authority shall decide, adjusted by such amount or amounts as appears or appear to them to be fair and reasonable having regard, in particular, to—

(a)any increase or decrease in the actual or planned level of spending of the local education authority in respect of schools maintained by them occurring during or since that year; and

(b)any significant change in the characteristics of the school occurring as aforesaid or which it appears to the funding authority will be likely to occur before the end of the financial year in question.

(9) Where a school which became a grant-maintained school pursuant to proposals published under section 212 of the 1996 Act possesses a characteristic which is relevant to its needs and the allocation formula does not include a factor which relates to that characteristic then the funding authority may, after consultation with the local education authority and the governing body of the school, in determining the amount under paragraph (3) add such an amount in respect of that characteristic as appears to them to be fair and reasonable.

(10) Subject to paragraphs (11), (12) and (13), references in this Part to a maintained school are references to a school maintained by the local education authority in question, and references to a comparable maintained school are—

(a)in the case of a primary or secondary school, references to a maintained county school, any characteristics of which relevant for the purposes of any formula of a kind referred to in paragraph (3) are identical to any such characteristics of the grant-maintained school and are references (in particular) to a school—

(i)the number of registered pupils in each age group at which is identical to the number of such pupils in each age group at the grant-maintained school, and

(ii)any other factors affecting the needs of which (including, in particular, the number of registered pupils at the school who have special educational needs and the nature of the special educational provision required to be made for them) are identical to any other factors affecting the needs of the grant-maintained school; and

(b)in the case of a special school, references to a maintained special school any characteristics of which relevant for the purposes of any formula of a kind referred to in paragraph (3) are identical to any such characteristics of the grant-maintained special school.

(11) Where the allocation formula includes provision for taking into account the amount of any non-domestic rate payable in respect of a school, the funding authority shall, in applying the allocation formula for the purpose of determining the amount under paragraph (3), apply the provision as if the amount of the non-domestic rate payable was—

(a)in the case of a school which was a charity before becoming a grant-maintained school, that payable in respect of a comparable maintained school which is a charity; and

(b)in the case of a school which was not a charity before becoming a grant-maintained school, that payable in respect of a comparable maintained school which is not a charity.

(12) For the purposes of this regulation, it is to be assumed that there is a comparable maintained school covered by the local education authority’s scheme whether or not there is in fact such a school; and, for the purposes of paragraph (11), it is to be further assumed that a comparable maintained school is capable of being a charity.

(13) In this regulation—

“charity” means an institution established for charitable purposes only;

“factor” means, in relation to the allocation formula, any circumstance, fact or matter affecting the needs of individual schools and subject to variation from school to school which is to be taken into account in accordance with the allocation formula; and

“relevant” in relation to “age” and “age group” means an age group separately treated in the allocation formula for the purposes of determining that part of each school’s budget share which is to be determined by reference to numbers of registered pupils.

(14) References in these Regulations to any change in the characteristics of the school include, in particular, references to any change in the number of registered pupils thereat.

Alternative method of determining Direct AMG for a complete financial year by reference to historic data

7.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), in any case where the school became a grant-maintained school before 1st April in the financial year in question, the funding authority may if they think fit, and after consulting the local education authority and the governing body of the school, instead of determining an amount under regulation 6(3), determine an amount in accordance with paragraph (3).

(2) This regulation shall not apply in the case of a school which is situated in the area of a local education authority which, by or in consequence of a structural or a boundary change (or both such changes) within the meaning of section 14 of the Local Government Act 1992, effected by an order made under section 17 of that Act, is not the local education authority which maintained it in the preceding financial year.

(3) Where the funding authority decide to determine an amount in accordance with this paragraph they shall determine an amount by—

(a)taking the amount which was determined under regulation 6, 7, 12 or 19 of the 1996 Regulations as the amount of maintenance grant, comparable to a maintained school’s budget share, payable in respect of the school for the preceding financial year; and

(b)adjusting that amount by such amount as appears to them to be fair and reasonable having regard, in particular, to—

(i)any increase or decrease in the actual or planned level of spending of the local education authority in respect of the schools maintained by them occurring since that financial year; and

(ii)any significant change in the characteristics of the school occurring as aforesaid or which it appears to them is likely to occur before the end of the financial year in question.

Determination of Central AMG

8.—(1) Subject to regulations 10 (cash protection) and 13 (apportionment), the funding authority shall determine an amount for Central AMG which is equal to the relevant percentage of the aggregate of the amount determined in respect of the school for Direct AMG.

(2) In these Regulations the relevant percentage is the percentage determined in accordance with Schedule 1.

Section 11 funding

9.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the funding authority shall determine in respect of the period in the financial year in question during which the school is a grant-maintained school (“the period in question”), the amount, if any, which it appears to them, were the school maintained by the local education authority, could have been allocated for the purposes of the school in accordance with the authority’s scheme in support of expenditure of the kind referred to in section 11 of the Local Government Act 1966(14) in respect of posts approved by the Secretary of State for the purpose of making grants in respect of such expenditure, not being expenditure expected to be offset by income received as central government grants or grant from any of the European Communities.

(2) If no such amount as referred to in paragraph (1) could have been so allocated in respect of the period in question the funding authority shall determine—

(a)the amount which could have been so allocated in respect of an equivalent period in the last financial year, if any, in which any amount could have been so allocated; or

(b)if no such amount as is referred to in sub-paragraph (a) above could have been so allocated such amount as appears to them to be fair and reasonable, being not more than half of the amount of “approved expenditure” which they estimate will be incurred by the governing body of the school for the period in question.

(3) In paragraph (2)(b) “approved expenditure” means expenditure of the kind referred to in section 11 of the Local Government Act 1966 both in respect of posts and of an amount approved by the Secretary of State for the purpose of making grants in respect of such expenditure.

Cash protection for Central AMG and Section 11 funding

10.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (3), (4) and (5), paragraph (2) applies in the case of a school which became a grant-maintained school before 1st April in the financial year in question and in respect of which the amount first referred to in regulation 8(1) (determination of Central AMG) or, where the funding authority determine an amount under regulation 9 (Section 11 funding) in respect of the school, the aggregate of those amounts is less than 85.7 per cent of the amount which was determined in respect of the school for the preceding financial year, or which would have been so determined had the school been grant-maintained throughout the preceding financial year, under (as the case may be) regulation 8 (determination of Central AMG) (ignoring for this purpose the effect of regulation 10 (cash protection)) or regulation 16(4) (amount of percentage addition under alternative method of determining amount of maintenance grant) of the 1996 Regulations.

(2) In any case to which this paragraph applies, regulation 8 (determination of Central AMG) shall have effect as if it required the funding authority to determine an amount equal to 85.7 per cent of the amount which was determined in respect of the school for the preceding financial year under the aforementioned regulations of the 1996 Regulations or which would have been so determined had the school been grant-maintained throughout the preceding financial year.

(3) In the case of the Little Heath Grant-maintained Special School, Romford, the funding authority shall, for the purposes of paragraphs (1) and (2), instead of the amount which was actually determined in respect of that school for the preceding financial year under regulation 8 of the 1996 Regulations, determine an amount on the basis that the relevant percentage in relation to the London Borough of Redbridge, was 15.1 per cent.

(4) Paragraph (5) applies where a school, which became a grant-maintained school before 1st April in the financial year in question, is significantly enlarged, as part of proposals involving the discontinuance of another school which also became a grant-maintained school before 1st April in the financial year in question, and in respect of the first mentioned school the amount first referred to in regulation 8(1) (determination of Central AMG) or, where the funding authority determine an amount under regulation 9 (Section 11 funding) in respect of that school, the aggregate of those amounts is less than 85.7 per cent of the amount which was determined in respect of both the schools referred to above for the preceding financial year, or which would have been so determined had the school been grant-maintained throughout the preceding financial year, under (as the case may be) regulation 8 (ignoring for this purpose the effect of regulation 10) or regulation 16(4) of the 1996 Regulations.

(5) In any case to which this paragraph applies, regulation 8 (determination of Central AMG) shall have effect as if it required the funding authority to determine such amount as appears to them to be fair and reasonable, being not less than the amount first referred to in regulation 8(1), or, where the funding authority determine an amount under regulation 9 (Section 11 funding) in respect of the school, the aggregate of those amounts, and not more than an amount equal to 85.7 per cent of the amount which was determined in respect of both schools for the preceding financial year under the aforementioned regulations of the 1996 Regulations or which would have been so determined had the school been grant-maintained throughout the preceding financial year.

(6) Paragraph (7) applies in the case of Surrey Square Infant School and Surrey Square Junior School, Southwark if the amount first referred to in regulation 8(1) (determination of Central AMG) or, where the funding authority determine an amount under regulation 9 (Section 11 funding) in respect of that school, the aggregate of those amounts is less than 85.7 per cent of that part of the amount which was determined in respect of the Surrey Square Infant and Junior School, Southwark for the preceding financial year under (as the case may be) regulation 8 (determination of Central AMG) (ignoring for this purpose the effect of regulation 10 (cash protection)) or regulation 16(4) (amount of percentage addition under alternative method of determining amount of maintenance grant) of the 1996 Regulations referable to the infant or junior department of that school, as the case may be.

(7) Where this paragraph applies in the case of Surrey Square Infant School or Surrey Square Junior School, regulation 8 (determination of Central AMG) shall have effect as if it required the funding authority to determine an amount equal to 85.7 per cent of that part of the amount which was determined in respect of the Surrey Square Infant and Junior School for the preceding financial year, under the aforementioned regulations of the 1996 Regulations, referable to the infant or junior department, as the case may be.

Calculation of an amount in respect of the provision of school meals

11.—(1) Subject to regulations 14 (apportionment) and 20 (schools becoming grant-maintained in the financial year in question pursuant to proposals published under section 212 of the 1996 Act), the funding authority shall determine an amount in respect of the provision of school meals calculated by the application of the following formula—

,where

M is the number of registered pupils in receipt of free school meals at the school on a date in the preceding financial year determined by the funding authority;

F is the total of the local education authority’s planned expenditure for the financial year in question in providing meals to pupils in receipt of free school meals at relevant schools;

P is the number of registered pupils in receipt of free school meals at relevant schools on a date in the preceding financial year determined by the funding authority;

S is the number of registered pupils at the school who bought meals at the school on a date in the preceding financial year determined by the funding authority;

G is the total of the local education authority’s planned expenditure for the financial year in question on school meals, other than free school meals, at relevant schools and excluding expenditure to be met from any charges for such meals; and

B is the number of registered pupils at relevant schools who bought meals at those schools on a date in the preceding financial year determined by the funding authority.

(2) In paragraph (1)—

“planned expenditure” means the initial amount appropriated by the local education authority for meeting expenditure at all relevant schools excluding any such expenditure falling within their aggregated budget; and

“relevant schools” means all primary or all secondary schools or all special schools maintained or formerly maintained by the authority required to be covered by a statement for the year under section 122(2) of the 1996 Act, according as to whether the school is a primary school, a secondary school or a special school.

Determination of Direct AMG for part of a financial year

12.—(1) This regulation applies in the case of a school which becomes a grant-maintained school after 1st April in the financial year in question, other than a school which does so pursuant to proposals published under section 212 of the 1996 Act (where regulation 19 applies).

(2) In any case to which this regulation applies the funding authority shall determine an amount in accordance with paragraph (3).

(3) The funding authority shall determine an amount which appears to them to be equal or approximate to that amount of the school’s budget share for the financial year in question in respect of which, immediately before the school became grant-maintained, sums had neither been deducted by the maintaining local education authority in accordance with their scheme nor made available pursuant to section 116(2) and (3) of the 1996 Act, or, if made available, had not been spent by the governing body of the school in exercise of their powers under section 116(5) of the 1996 Act.

Determination of Central AMG — apportionment for schools becoming grant-maintained part way through a financial year

13.—(1) This regulation applies in the case of a school which becomes a grant-maintained school after 1st April in the financial year in question.

(2) Where this regulation applies, regulation 8 (determination of Central AMG) shall have effect as if it required the funding authority to determine the relevant percentage of the amount determined in accordance with the following formula—

,where

J is the amount of the school’s budget share for the financial year in question or, in the case of a school which becomes a grant-maintained school pursuant to proposals published under section 212 of the 1996 Act, the amount determined in respect of the school in accordance with regulation 19, and

A is the number of days in the financial year falling on or after the date on which the school becomes a grant-maintained school.

Apportionment in respect of the provision of school meals for schools becoming grant-maintained part way through a financial year

14.—(1) This regulation applies in the case of a school which becomes a grant-maintained school after 1st April in the financial year in question other than a school which does so pursuant to proposals published under section 212 of the 1996 Act (where regulation 20 applies).

(2) Where, in the case of any school to which this regulation applies, the amount of maintenance grant is determined in accordance with regulation 5(1)(b), the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the provision of school meals determined under regulation 11 for the financial year in question shall be apportioned in accordance with the following formula—

,where

A is the number of days in the financial year falling on or after the date on which the school becomes a grant-maintained school;

B is 365;

C is the amount determined in accordance with regulation 11 (school meals);

F bears the value ascribed to it in the table below according to the date on which the proposals in respect of the school were implemented—

date of implementation of the proposals 1st April–31st July
F= 1.0

date of implementation of the proposals 1st August–31st December
F= 1.015

date of implementation of the proposals 1st January–31st March
F= 1.02

Alternative method of determination of maintenance grant by reference to historic data for schools which become grant-maintained in the financial year in question

15.—(1) The funding authority, in the case of a school which becomes a grant-maintained school in the financial year in question, may, subject to paragraph (2), instead of making a determination under regulation 5(1)(b), determine the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school for that year in accordance with the following provisions of this regulation.

(2) This regulation shall not apply in the case of a school which is situated in the area of a local education authority which, by or in consequence of a structural or a boundary change (or both such changes) within the meaning of section 14 of the Local Government Act 1992, effected by an order made under section 17 of that Act, is not the local education authority which maintained it in the preceding financial year.

(3) In any case to which this regulation applies, the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school for the financial year in question shall be the sum of the amounts determined in accordance with regulations 16(1) and 17.

(4) The funding authority shall consult the local education authority and the governing body of the school before determining the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school for the financial year in question in accordance with this regulation.

16.—(1) The funding authority shall determine an amount which is the sum of the amounts determined in accordance with paragraphs (2), (4) and (5), subject to any adjustment made in accordance with paragraph (6).

(2) The funding authority shall determine an amount which appears to them to be equal or approximate to the amount of relevant expenditure incurred by the maintaining local education authority in respect of the school in the preceding financial year.

(3) Schedule 2 shall have effect for the purposes of determining the amount of relevant expenditure incurred by the authority in that year.

(4) The funding authority shall determine an amount which is equal to the relevant percentage of the amount determined in accordance with paragraph (2).

(5) The funding authority shall determine an amount in respect of the local education authority’s planned expenditure on the provision of school meals calculated by the application of the following formula—

,where

M, F, P, S, G and B represent the matters respectively denoted by those letters in regulation 11.

(6) The sum of the amounts determined in accordance with paragraphs (2), (4) and (5) may be adjusted by such amount as the funding authority are satisfied is fair and reasonable having regard, in particular, to—

(a)any increase or decrease in the actual or planned level of spending of the local education authority in respect of the schools maintained by them occurring during or since the end of the preceding financial year; and

(b)any significant change in the characteristics of the school occurring as aforesaid or which it appears to the funding authority will be likely to occur before the end of the financial year in question.

17.  The funding authority shall determine—

(a)an amount equal to the amount which would have been determined in respect of the school in accordance with regulations 24, 25 and 26 (additions or deductions representing unspent sums from previous budget shares, budget deficits from previous years and deductions from current year’s budget share) if the amount of maintenance grant for the school were to be determined under regulation 5(1)(b); and

(b)where, if the amount of maintenance grant for the school were to be so determined, an amount would have been determined in respect of the school in accordance with regulation 9 (Section 11 funding), that amount.

Apportionment of maintenance grant determined by reference to historic data for schools which become grant-maintained after 1st April in the financial year in question

18.  Where in the case of a school which becomes a grant-maintained school after 1st April in the financial year in question the amount of maintenance grant is determined in accordance with regulation 15 (which provides for the determination of the amount of maintenance grant by an alternative method to that provided for in regulation 5(1)(b)), the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school for the financial year in question shall be apportioned in accordance with the following formula—

,where

C is the amount determined in respect of the school in accordance with regulation 16(1);

G is the amount or amounts determined in respect of the school in accordance with regulation 17; and

A, B, and F represent the matters respectively denoted by those letters in regulation 14(2) (apportionment of provision for school meals).

Determination of Direct AMG for a school which becomes grant-maintained in the financial year in question pursuant to proposals published under section 212 of the 1996 Act

19.—(1) This regulation applies in the case of a school which becomes a grant-maintained school on or after 1st April in the financial year in question pursuant to proposals published under section 212 of the 1996 Act(15).

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), in any case to which this regulation applies, the funding authority shall determine an amount (Direct AMG) which appears to them to be equal or approximate to an amount which the local education authority could have determined, by the application (subject to the following provisions of this regulation) of the allocation formula in their scheme in relation to a comparable maintained school covered by the scheme, as such a school’s budget share for the complete financial year in question.

(3) Where the allocation formula determines a part of a school’s budget share by reference to the number of registered pupils at the school on a date or dates which are before the date on which the school became a grant-maintained school, the funding authority may in determining the number of registered pupils at the school for the purposes of paragraph (2) substitute for that date or dates a date or dates in the first school term during which the school was a grant-maintained school.

(4) Paragraphs (4), (5), (9), (11), (12) and (13) of regulation 6 (allocation formula) shall also apply to this regulation.

Determination of an amount in respect of the provision of school meals for a school which becomes grant-maintained in the financial year in question pursuant to proposals published under section 212 of the 1996 Act

20.—(1) In the case of a school which becomes a grant-maintained school on or after 1st April in the financial year in question pursuant to proposals published under section 212 of the 1996 Act, the formula in regulation 11 (school meals) shall apply but “S” shall be the number of registered pupils at the school who bought meals at the school on a date in the financial year in question determined by the funding authority.

(2) Without prejudice to regulation 30 (adjustments), until such time as the funding authority are able to determine an amount by the application of the formula in regulation 11, as modified by this regulation, having regard to the date determined by them for the purposes of “S”, the funding authority shall determine such amount (“the estimated amount”) in respect of the provision of school meals as appears to them to be fair and reasonable and if the amount subsequently determined in accordance with the said formula is different from the estimated amount, they may revise their determination accordingly (whether or not this reduces the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school for the financial year in question).

Apportionment of maintenance grant determined under regulation 5(1)(a) for a school which becomes grant-maintained pursuant to proposals published under section 212 of the 1996 Act

21.  The amount of maintenance grant payable for the financial year in question in respect of a school which becomes a grant-maintained school after 1st April in the financial year in question, pursuant to proposals published under section 212 of the 1996 Act, shall be the amount determined in accordance with regulation 5(1)(a) apportioned in accordance with the following formula—

, where

A, B and F represent the matters respectively denoted by those letters in regulation 14(2) (apportionment of provision for school meals);

C is the amount determined in accordance with regulation 11 (as it has effect in accordance with regulation 20(1)) or regulation 20(2) (school meals);

D is the sum of the amounts determined in accordance with regulation 19 (Direct AMG); and

E is the amount determined in accordance with regulation 8 or that regulation as it has effect in accordance with regulation 13 (apportionment) (Central AMG), regulation 9 (Section 11 funding), regulation 22 (contingencies) and regulation 23 (nursery education).

Contingencies

22.  The funding authority shall determine the amount which it appears to them, were the school maintained by the local education authority, could have been allocated for the purposes of the school in accordance with the authority’s scheme in respect of contingencies.

Nursery Education

23.  Where the school provides education for junior pupils who have not attained the age of five years, the funding authority shall determine an amount in respect of such provision which they are satisfied is fair and reasonable having regard in particular to the extent to which, in their opinion, the cost of such provision ought to be met from the amount determined in accordance with (as the case may be) regulation 6, 12 or 19 (Direct AMG).

Determination of an amount representing the unspent sum of a previous financial year’s budget share

24.—(1) This regulation applies in the case of a school which becomes a grant-maintained school on or after 1st April in the financial year in question.

(2) In any case to which this regulation applies the amounts to be added together for the purpose of determining the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school under regulation 5(1)(b) shall include an amount determined in accordance with paragraph (3).

(3) The funding authority shall determine the amount which appears to them to be equal or approximate to that amount of the school’s budget share for any financial year prior to the financial year in question in respect of which sums had neither been deducted by the maintaining local education authority in accordance with their scheme nor made available pursuant to section 116(2) or (3) of the 1996 Act, or, if made available, had not been spent by the governing body in exercise of their powers under section 116(5) of that Act.

Determination of an amount in respect of a budget deficit in previous financial years

25.—(1) Subject to paragraph (4), this regulation applies in the case of a school which becomes a grant-maintained school between 1st April 1995 and 1st April 1997 inclusive.

(2) In any case to which this regulation applies the amounts to be added together for the purpose of determining the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school under regulation 5(1)(b) shall have deducted from them such amount, if any, determined in accordance with paragraph (3).

(3) The funding authority, having consulted the local education authority and the governing body of the school, shall determine such amount, if any, as appears to them to be fair and reasonable, in respect of any deficit incurred by the school in respect of its budget share in any previous financial year, having regard, in particular, to the following matters—

(a)the existence and the terms of any agreement in writing between the then governing body of the school and the maintaining local education authority regarding the repayment of such deficit;

(b)the existence in the maintaining local education authority’s scheme of provision permitting schools to anticipate their budget shares for the following year in order to finance planned items of expenditure;

(c)evidence that the maintaining local education authority took steps to reduce schools' budget shares where deficits have occurred and did not allow schools to carry over deficits from one year to the other with no planned reduction;

(d)the practice of the local education authority, in respect of schools which they maintain, regarding the writing off of deficits incurred by such schools in respect of their budget shares in previous financial years; and

(e)the amount, if any, previously determined in respect of the school by the funding authority in accordance with regulation 15(3), 16(3) or 30(10) of the 1995 Regulations and regulation 25(3), 26(3) or 42(6) of the 1996 Regulations.

(4) This regulation shall not apply in the case of a school if the funding authority, in accordance with regulation 15(3) of the 1995 Regulations or regulation 25(3) of the 1996 Regulations, determined no amount in respect of that school.

Determination of an amount in respect of sums deducted from a school’s budget share

26.—(1) This regulation applies in the case of a school which becomes a grant-maintained school after 1st April in the financial year in question.

(2) In any case to which this regulation applies the amounts to be added together for the purpose of determining the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school under regulation 5(1)(b) shall include such amount, if any, determined in accordance with paragraph (3).

(3) The funding authority, having consulted the local education authority and the governing body of the school, shall determine such amount, if any, as appears to them to be fair and reasonable, being all or part of any sum deducted from the school’s budget share for the financial year in question by the maintaining local education authority in respect of any deficit incurred by the school in respect of its budget share in any previous financial year, having regard, in particular, to the following matters—

(a)the existence and the terms of any agreement in writing between the then governing body of the school and the maintaining local education authority regarding the repayment of such deficit;

(b)the existence in the maintaining local education authority’s scheme of provision permitting schools to anticipate their budget shares for the following year in order to finance planned items of expenditure;

(c)evidence that the maintaining local education authority took steps to reduce schools' budget shares where deficits have occurred and did not allow schools to carry over deficits from one year to the other with no planned reduction; and

(d)the practice of the local education authority, in respect of schools which they maintain, regarding the writing off of deficits incurred by such schools in respect of their budget shares in previous financial years.

Excessive surpluses

27.—(1) The funding authority shall determine the amount which appears to them to be equal or approximate to that amount of the school’s maintenance grant and special purpose grant paid in respect of costs incurred by the school in respect of Value Added Tax for any financial year prior to the financial year in question which has not been spent by the governing body (“the unspent amount”).

(2) Paragraph (3) applies where the unspent amount is greater than the sum of—

(a)20 per cent of the amount of maintenance grant that would, ignoring the effects of this regulation, be payable in respect of the school for the financial year in question; and

(b)the amount of special purpose grant which the funding authority estimate they would, ignoring the effects of this regulation, pay to the governing body in the financial year in question in respect of costs incurred by the school in respect of Value Added Tax.

(3) Where this paragraph applies, the amounts to be added together for the purpose of determining the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school under regulation 5(1) shall have deducted from them such amount, if any, as the funding authority, having consulted the governing body of the school, may determine being no greater than the difference between the unspent amount and the sum of the amounts referred to in paragraph (2)(a) and (b).

Excessive severance payments

28.—(1) This regulation applies in a case where the funding authority are, after consultation with the governing body of the school, of the opinion that the governing body have, on or after 1st January 1997, made a payment in respect of the dismissal, or for the purpose of securing the resignation, of any member of the staff of the school which is, having regard to all the circumstances of the case, excessive.

(2) Where this regulation applies the amounts to be added together for the purpose of determining the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school under regulation 5(1) shall have deducted from them such part of the payment referred to in paragraph (1) as the funding authority regard as excessive.

Relevant date

29.—(1) Subject to regulation 37 (relevant date for the purposes of a redetermination of the amount of maintenance grant), any amount required to be determined by the funding authority under this Part shall be determined on the information available to them on the relevant date.

(2) In paragraph (1), the relevant date is such date as the funding authority may determine and different dates may be determined for different cases or classes of case.

(3) The funding authority may, in any case where they consider it appropriate to do so, redetermine the relevant date.

(4) Where—

(a)the funding authority determine the relevant date, in respect of any school for the financial year in question, in accordance with paragraph (2); or

(b)they redetermine the relevant date in accordance with paragraph (3),

they shall notify the governing body of the school and the local education authority in writing of that fact.

(5) Where there is not available to the funding authority on the relevant date sufficient information as will, in their opinion, allow them to determine any amount referred to in paragraph (1) they may determine the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school on such basis as appears to them to be fair and reasonable having regard to the information available to them on the relevant date.

(6) The funding authority shall not take into account any information made available to them after the relevant date (but before the date of their determination) for the purposes of determining the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of a school for the financial year in question.

(7) References in this Part to the relevant date are references to the date referred to in paragraph (2) unless the relevant date has been redetermined in accordance with paragraph (3) in which case it is a reference to that date as redetermined.

Adjustments

30.—(1) Without prejudice to paragraph (5) but subject to regulation 36 (transfer of site), this paragraph applies where—

(a)after determining the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of any school for the financial year in question in accordance with this Part it appears to the funding authority that, by reason of—

(i)any change in the characteristics of the school,

(ii)any change in the level of spending by the local education authority,

(iii)any other change affecting the needs of the school, or

(iv)the level of spending by the local education authority on any matter included in accordance with regulation 4(a) of the Education (School Financial Statements) (Prescribed Particulars etc.) Regulations 1995(16) in Part 1 of the authority’s statement prepared under section 122(4) of the 1996 Act for the financial year beginning in 1996 exceeding the planned level of spending on that matter included in accordance with Schedule 1 to those Regulations in Part 1 of the authority’s statement prepared under section 122(2) of that Act for that year,

the amount so payable should be revised; or

(b)the funding authority are satisfied that their determination of the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of any school for the financial year in question was made in ignorance of, or was based on a mistake as to, some material fact, or was not in accordance with these Regulations.

(2) In any case to which paragraph (1) applies, the funding authority may redetermine the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school for that year in accordance with these Regulations and, if the amount so redetermined is different from the amount previously determined, revise their determination accordingly.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), paragraph (2) shall not enable the funding authority to revise their determination of maintenance grant so as to reduce the amount of grant payable in respect of the school concerned for the financial year in question.

(4) The funding authority may revise their determination of maintenance grant so as to reduce the amount payable where—

(a)that determination was made in ignorance of, or was based on a mistake as to, some material fact; and

(b)such ignorance or mistake was not attributable to an act or omission of the local education authority.

(5) Where it appears to the funding authority that, by reason of any extraordinary circumstances, the amount of maintenance grant determined in respect of a school for the financial year in question is insufficient to enable the governing body of the school adequately to carry out their functions with respect to the conduct of the school, they may redetermine the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school for that year in accordance with paragraph (6), and revise their determination accordingly.

(6) Where the funding authority decide to redetermine the amount of maintenance grant by virtue of paragraph (5), they shall redetermine that amount by adding to it such amount as appears to them to be necessary for the purpose of enabling the governing body adequately to carry out their functions with respect to the conduct of the school.

Schools with wide age ranges

31.—(1) This regulation applies in the case of a primary or secondary school which provides full-time education suitable to the requirements of pupils within an age range which spans from between 5 and 7 years of age inclusive to between 16 and 18 years of age inclusive.

(2) Where it appears to the funding authority that the amount of maintenance grant determined in respect of a school to which this regulation applies for the financial year in question is insufficient because of the nature of such a school to enable the governing body of the school adequately to carry out their functions with respect to the conduct of the school, they may, after consultation with the local education authority and the governing body of the school, redetermine the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school for the year and revise their determination by adding such amount as appears to them to be fair and reasonable for the purpose of enabling the governing body adequately to carry out their functions with respect to the conduct of the school.

Schools situated in the area of a local education authority which is not the area of the former maintaining authority

32.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), where a primary or secondary school is situated in the area of a local education authority which is not the area of the local education authority which maintained it immediately before it became a grant-maintained school, the funding authority may redetermine the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school for the year and revise their determination by adding to or deducting from the amount so determined such sum as, having consulted the local education authority and the governing body of the school, appears to them to be fair and reasonable in all the circumstances having regard in particular to the differences between the scheme of the former maintaining local education authority and the scheme of the local education authority in whose area the school is situated.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply where the circumstances referred to in that paragraph exist only by or in consequence of a structural or a boundary change (or both such changes) within the meaning of section 14 of the Local Government Act 1992(17) effected by an order made under section 17 of that Act.

Redetermination to take into account local education authority capital expenditure from the revenue account

33.—(1) The funding authority may redetermine the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school for the year and revise their determination by adding to the amount so determined such sum as appears to them to be fair and reasonable having regard to—

(a)the amount of expenditure of a capital nature incurred by the local education authority in respect of relevant schools;

(b)the proportion of the total amount of expenditure of a capital nature incurred by the local education authority charged to a revenue account of the authority as defined in section 41(2) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989(18);

(c)the amount of capital grants paid to the governing body of the school by the funding authority in the financial year in question.

(2) In paragraph (1)—

“expenditure of a capital nature” means expenditure treated by the local education authority as expenditure of a capital nature;

“relevant schools” means all primary or all secondary schools or all special schools maintained or formerly maintained by the authority required to be covered by a statement for the year under section 122(2) of the 1996 Act, according as to whether the school is a primary school, a secondary school or a special school.

Notice of revisions to the governing body and the local education authority

34.  Where in accordance with regulation 20 (redetermination of school meals), 30 (adjustments), 31 (schools with wide age ranges), 32 (schools situated in the area of a local education authority which is not the area of the former maintaining authority) or 33 (capital expenditure from the revenue account) the funding authority revise the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of any school for the financial year in question they shall give notice thereof to the local education authority and to the governing body of the school.

Further revisions

35.  A determination which has been revised in accordance with regulation 30, 31, 32 or 33 may be further revised in accordance with those regulations and may be so further revised notwithstanding that the funding authority are satisfied that the revised determination was not made in accordance with these Regulations.

Transfer of site

36.—(1) Where, after the funding authority have determined under this Part the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of any school for the financial year in question, the school is transferred to a new site in the area of another local education authority (not being a relevant authority defined in regulation 39(2)), the provisions of this Part shall apply for the purposes of redetermining the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school for that year as if the school had not been so transferred.

(2) Where, after the funding authority have determined under Part 3 the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of any school for the financial year in question, the school is transferred to a new site in the area of another local education authority (not being a relevant authority defined in regulation 39(2)), the provisions of that Part shall continue to apply for the purposes of redetermining the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school for that year as if the school had not been so transferred.

Applications of relevant date provisions to a redetermination of the amount of maintenance grant

37.—(1) In its application for the purposes of any redetermination under regulation 30 (adjustments) of the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of a school for the financial year in question, regulation 29 (relevant date) shall have effect subject to the following provisions of this regulation.

(2) Where the redetermination of maintenance grant is under regulation 30(2) on one or more of the grounds specified in paragraph (1)(a) of that regulation, the funding authority may take into account for the purposes of the redetermination any information received by them after the relevant date which relates to any of the reasons for making the redetermination.

(3) Where the redetermination of maintenance grant under regulation 30(2) is made on the grounds, specified in paragraph (1)(b) of that regulation, that the funding authority are satisfied that their determination was made in ignorance of, or was based on a mistake as to, some material fact, they may take into account any information received by them after the relevant date which relates to that fact.

(4) Where in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3) any additional information is taken into account by the funding authority for the purposes of redetermining grant under regulation 30(2), they may take that information into account for the purposes of making any further redetermination under that regulation.

(5) Regulation 29 (relevant date) shall not apply where a redetermination is made by the funding authority in accordance with regulation 30(5) and (6) (redetermination by reason of extraordinary circumstances), 31 (schools with wide age ranges), 32 (schools situated in the area of a local education authority which is not the area of the former maintaining authority) or 33 (capital expenditure from the revenue account).

(6) Where the redetermination of maintenance grant is in accordance with regulation 20 (redetermination of school meals), the funding authority may take into account information received by them after the relevant date which relates to the number of registered pupils at the school who bought meals at the school on the date determined by the funding authority.

Requirements which may be attached to payment of maintenance grant

38.—(1) The requirement set out in paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 (conduct of school) is specified as a requirement which may be imposed by the funding authority on governing bodies to whom payments of maintenance grant are or have been made.

(2) The funding authority may determine, for the purposes of the application of section 247(1) and (2) of the 1996 Act to such governing bodies, any requirement referred to in paragraphs 2 to 4 of Schedule 3 (requirements as to accounts and financial affairs).

PART 3MAINTENANCE GRANT—COMMON FUNDING FORMULA

Application and interpretation of Part 3

39.—(1) This Part applies for the purpose of determining the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of—

(a)a secondary school in respect of which these Regulations apply situated in the area of a secondary relevant authority which became a grant-maintained school on or before 1st April in the financial year in question;

(b)a school in respect of which these Regulations apply which is deemed to be a primary school by virtue of the Education (Middle Schools) Regulations 1980(19) but which, in the financial year in question, had, prior to a change in its character, been a secondary school whose maintenance grant was determined under this Part;

(c)a primary school in respect of which these Regulations apply situated in the area of a primary relevant authority which became a grant-maintained school on or before 1st April in the financial year in question;

(d)a school in respect of which these Regulations apply which is deemed to be a secondary school by virtue of the Education (Middle Schools) Regulations 1980 but which, in the financial year in question, had, prior to a change in its character, been a primary school whose maintenance grant was determined under this Part; or

(e)a secondary school situated in the area of a secondary relevant authority or a primary school situated in the area of a primary relevant authority, to which these Regulations apply, which became a grant-maintained school after 1st April in the financial year in question in connection with the discontinuance of another grant-maintained school whose maintenance grant was determined under this Part .

(2) In this Part—

“CFF floor” in relation to a grant-maintained school, a new grant-maintained school or a primary or secondary school or new primary or secondary school maintained by a local education authority means the amount determined for that school under regulation 48;

“CFF share” means—

(a)
in relation to a grant-maintained secondary school, a new grant-maintained secondary school or a secondary school or a new secondary school maintained by a local education authority the share determined for that school under regulation 42(1), and in relation to a grant-maintained primary school, a new grant-maintained primary school or a primary school or a new primary school maintained by a local education authority the share determined for that school under regulation 42(2), or,

(b)
where regulation 42(4) applies, the amount of that share as redetermined in accordance with regulation 42(4)(b), or the aggregate of that redetermined share and the amount added to it in accordance with regulation 42(4)(c), as the case may be;

“existing CFF area” means the area of a secondary relevant authority falling within part (a) of the definition of “secondary relevant authority” in this regulation;

“new CFF area” means the area of a secondary relevant authority falling within part (b) of the definition of “secondary relevant authority” in this regulation;

“new grant-maintained school” means a grant-maintained school established in the financial year in question pursuant to proposals under section 211 or 212 of the 1996 Act except such a school which is established—

(a)
where section 213(3) of the 1996 Act applies (proposals by promoters to establish a new school in place of an existing independent school which it is proposed to discontinue on or before the date of implementation of the proposals in respect of the new school); or

(b)
in connection with the discontinuance of another grant-maintained school pursuant to proposals published under section 267 or 268 of the 1996 Act;

“new schools” means new grant-maintained schools and new primary and secondary schools maintained by a local education authority;

“primary CFF area” means the area of a primary relevant authority;

“primary relevant authority” means any of the following local education authorities—

Essex County Council

Gloucestershire County Council

The London Borough of Hillingdon;

“relevant authority” means, in the case of a primary school, a primary relevant authority and, in the case of a secondary school, a secondary relevant authority;

“secondary relevant authority” means any of the following local education authorities—

(a)
The London Borough of Barnet

The London Borough of Brent

The London Borough of Bromley

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Cambridgeshire County Council

The London Borough of Croydon

Cumbria County Council

Derby City Council

Derbyshire County Council

The London Borough of Ealing

The London Borough of Enfield

Essex County Council

Gloucestershire County Council

Hertfordshire County Council

The London Borough of Hillingdon

Kent County Council

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

The London Borough of Lambeth

Lincolnshire County Council

Surrey County Council

The London Borough of Sutton

Swindon Borough Council (20)

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

The London Borough of Wandsworth

Wiltshire County Council

(b)
Bournemouth Borough Council

Luton Borough Council

Milton Keynes Council

Poole Borough Council

Rutland County Council (District Council)

Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council;

“primary schools total” in relation to any primary relevant authority means the amount determined by the Secretary of State under regulation 40(1)(b);

“secondary schools total” in relation to any secondary relevant authority means the amount determined by the Secretary of State under regulation 40(1)(a).

(3) In this Part—

references to age bands are references to the age bands for primary and secondary schools, as the case may be, described in paragraph 3A to H of Schedule 5;

references to grant-maintained schools, except in the definition of a new grant-maintained school, do not include new grant-maintained schools;

references to grant-maintained primary schools, except in paragraph (1), include schools referred to in paragraph (1)(e);

references to grant-maintained secondary schools, except in paragraph (1), include schools referred to in paragraph (1)(b);

references to new primary schools or new secondary schools maintained by an authority are references to primary or secondary schools maintained by a local education authority which were established in the financial year in question except to such schools which are established in connection with the discontinuance of another school maintained by that authority pursuant to proposals published under section 167 or 173 of the 1996 Act; and references to primary and secondary schools maintained by a local education authority (except in this paragraph) do not include new primary or new secondary schools maintained by a local education authority;

references to primary schools do not include nursery schools.

(4) This Part shall apply in relation to a grant-maintained school established in place of an existing independent school which was discontinued on or before the date of the establishment of that grant-maintained school, with the modifications set out in Schedule 4.

Secondary schools total and primary schools total

40.—(1) For the purposes of section 244(2) of the 1996 Act the Secretary of State shall determine for each relevant authority and in respect of the financial year in question the amount which appears to her, after consultation with the authority, to be the appropriate amount of expenditure of a recurrent nature to be incurred on—

(a)in the case of a secondary relevant authority, grant-maintained and new grant-maintained secondary schools situated in the area of that authority and secondary schools and new secondary schools maintained by that authority;

(b)in the case of a primary relevant authority, grant-maintained and new grant-maintained primary schools situated in the area of that authority and primary schools and new primary schools maintained by that authority.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1) expenditure is “of a recurrent nature” if it is not of a class or description specified in Schedule 8.

(3) The Secretary of State shall notify the funding authority and the relevant authority of the primary schools total and the secondary schools total determined by her in respect of that relevant authority.

Determination of amount of maintenance grant

41.—(1) The amount of maintenance grant payable for the financial year in question in respect of a school whose maintenance grant falls to be determined under this Part shall be the aggregate of the amount of the school’s CFF share for that year and any amounts to be added to, or deducted from, that amount determined by the funding authority in respect of the school and that year in accordance with regulations 43(1)(c) and 44 to 47.

(2) Where in the opinion of the funding authority precise calculation for the purpose of determining any of the amounts referred to in paragraph (1)—

(a)would be impracticable;

(b)would not significantly affect the amount; or

(c)would be disproportionately costly having regard to the complexity of the calculation and the likely effect on the amount,

paragraph (1) shall have effect as if it required the funding authority to determine as the amount of maintenance grant payable for the financial year in question such amount as appears to them to be fair and reasonable having regard in particular to the relevant authority’s scheme.

Determination of a school’s CFF share

42.—(1) The funding authority shall determine for each grant-maintained and new grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of a secondary relevant authority and each secondary school and new secondary school maintained by that authority the amount of the school’s share of the secondary schools total for that authority and year obtained by dividing that total between those schools in accordance with Schedule 5.

(2) (a) The funding authority shall determine for each primary relevant authority an amount referred to in this Part as the “adjusted primary schools total”.
(b)This is the amount which remains after deducting from the primary schools total for the authority for that year 0.2 per cent of that total (“the error contingency”) for the purpose of making provision within that total for redetermining the amounts of the CFF shares of grant-maintained and new grant-maintained primary schools situated in the area of the authority and primary schools and new primary schools maintained by the authority on the grounds referred to in regulation 53(1) (redetermination of a primary school’s CFF share on grounds of mistake).

(3) The funding authority shall determine for each grant-maintained and new grant-maintained primary school situated in the area of a primary relevant authority and each primary school and new primary school maintained by that authority the amount of the school’s share of the adjusted primary schools total for that authority and year obtained by dividing that total between those schools in accordance with Schedule 5.

(4) Where the amount of the CFF share of a school is less than the CFF floor for that school the funding authority shall—

(a)calculate the amount per pupil (within the meaning of paragraph 16A to F of Schedule 5) which would be required, if—

(i)in the case of a secondary school, the amount of the CFF share of each grant-maintained or new grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of the relevant authority concerned and each secondary school or new secondary school maintained by them, or

(ii)in the case of a primary school, the amount of the CFF share of each grant-maintained or new grant-maintained primary school situated in the area of the relevant authority concerned and each primary school and new primary school maintained by them,

were to be redetermined in accordance with that Schedule (but substituting for the amount per pupil referred to in that paragraph in relation to the authority the recalculated amount per pupil), to produce within the adjusted primary schools total or the secondary schools total, as the case may be, for the authority for the financial year in question the amount (referred to below as the “supplementary amount”) required to permit the amount of the CFF share of each school which is less than the amount of its CFF floor or which would be less than that amount if the amount of the CFF share of each school were to be redetermined as aforesaid, to equal the amount of the school’s CFF floor, by adding a share of the supplementary amount to the amount of the school’s CFF share;

(b)redetermine the amount of the CFF share of each grant-maintained or new grant-maintained primary or secondary school situated in the area of the relevant authority concerned and each primary or secondary school or new primary or new secondary school maintained by them, as the case may be, in accordance with Schedule 5 but substituting for the amount per pupil referred to in paragraph 16A to F of that Schedule the amount calculated in accordance with sub-paragraph (a) above; and

(c)add to the amount of the CFF share (as so redetermined) of each school which is less than the amount of its CFF floor the amount by which the latter amount exceeds the former amount.

Link to budgets

43.—(1) Except in relation to Rutland County Council (District Council), where the amount of the primary or secondary schools budget for any relevant authority for the financial year in question (defined in paragraph (2)) exceeds the primary or secondary schools total, as the case may be, for that authority and year, the funding authority shall—

(a)determine the amount (referred to in sub-paragraph (b) below as “the increased amount”) by which that budget exceeds that total;

(b)determine to two decimal places the percentage which the increased amount is of the primary or secondary schools total, as the case may be, for the authority;

(c)add to the amount of the CFF share for each grant-maintained primary or secondary school, as the case may be, situated in the area of the authority the amount obtained by multiplying the amount of that share by that percentage; and

(d)add to the amount of the error contingency determined under regulation 42(2) the amount obtained by multiplying that amount by that percentage.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1) the amount of an authority’s primary or secondary schools budget for the financial year in question is the sum for that financial year of the amounts specified in sub-paragraphs (a) to (f) below less the amount specified in sub-paragraph (g) below—

(a)the aggregate of the amounts which the funding authority determine would be the amounts of maintenance grant in respect of all grant-maintained primary or secondary schools, as the case may be, except those referred to in regulation 39(4) (grant-maintained schools established in place of existing independent schools), situated in the area of the authority if those amounts were determined in accordance with Part 2 and regulations 10 (cash protection) and 33 (capital expenditure from the revenue account) did not apply in the case of any schools and any increase in the number of registered pupils resulting from a significant change in the character of the school falling to be implemented wholly or partly in the financial year in question was ignored;

(b)the aggregate of the budget shares of all primary or all secondary schools, as the case may be, maintained by the authority;

(c)the aggregate of the amounts which equal the relevant percentage of the budget shares referred to in sub-paragraph (b) above;

(d)the aggregate of the amounts which it appears to the funding authority would be the amounts determined under regulation 11 (school meals) in respect of all primary or secondary schools, as the case may be, maintained by the authority if those schools had been grant-maintained schools to which that regulation applies;

(e)the aggregate of the CFF shares of all new grant-maintained primary schools or secondary schools, as the case may be, in the area of the authority;

(f)the aggregate of the CFF shares of all new primary or secondary schools, as the case may be, maintained by the authority; and

(g)where under the relevant authority’s scheme amounts for—

(i)pupils with statements of special educational needs,

(ii)in the case of Cumbria County Council only, identified pupils with special educational needs who do not have statements and in respect of whom funding is allocated other than on the basis referred to in paragraph 5(7) of Schedule 5, and

(iii)places in schools, other than special schools, for pupils with special educational needs,

are included in the authority’s aggregated budget for that financial year, the aggregate of such amounts for all primary or all secondary schools, as the case may be, in the area of the relevant authority.

Sums to be added to the CFF share

44.—(1) Where, in the case of any school whose maintenance grant for the financial year in question falls to be determined under this Part, it appears to the funding authority that regulation 10 (cash protection) would have applied if that grant had fallen to be determined under Part 2, they shall determine the amount which would have been determined in accordance with regulation 10 in respect of the school (referred to in paragraph (2) below as “the protected amount”).

(2) In any case to which paragraph (1) applies the funding authority shall add to the amount of the school’s CFF share the amount by which the protected amount exceeds the difference between the amount of that share and the CFF floor.

(3) Where, in the case of any school whose maintenance grant for the financial year in question falls to be determined under this Part, it appears to the funding authority that an amount would have been determined under regulation 9 (Section 11 funding) if that grant had fallen to be determined under Part 2, they shall determine that amount and add it to the amount of the school’s CFF share.

(4) Where, in the case of any school whose maintenance grant for the financial year in question falls to be determined under this Part, it appears to the funding authority that the amount determined under regulation 6, if that grant had fallen to be determined under Part 2, would have included an amount representing a comparable maintained school’s share of funding treated by the authority under their scheme as funding for—

(a)pupils with statements of special educational needs allocated in accordance with the allocation formula under the authority’s scheme;

(b)in the case of Cumbria County Council only, identified pupils with special educational needs who do not have statements and in respect of whom funding is allocated other than on the basis referred to in paragraph 5(7) of Schedule 5; or

(c)places in schools, other than special schools, for pupils with special educational needs,

they shall determine that latter amount and add it to the amount of the school’s CFF share.

(5) The funding authority shall add to the amount of the CFF share of any school whose maintenance grant for the financial year in question falls to be determined under this Part and which became a grant-maintained school on 1st April in the financial year in question, an amount which appears to them to be equal or approximate to that amount of the school’s budget share for any financial year prior to the financial year in question in respect of which sums had neither been deducted by the maintaining local education authority in accordance with their scheme nor made available pursuant to section 116(2) or (3) of the 1996 Act, or, if made available, had not been spent by the governing body in exercise of their powers under section 116(5) of that Act.

Sums to be deducted from the CFF share : deficits incurred in respect of budget share in previous financial years

45.—(1) The funding authority shall deduct from the amount of the CFF share of any school whose maintenance grant for the financial year in question falls to be determined under this Part and which became a grant-maintained school between 1st April 1995 and 1st April 1997 inclusive an amount determined in accordance with paragraph (2).

(2) The funding authority, having consulted the former maintaining local education authority and the governing body of the school, shall determine such amount, if any, as appears to them to be fair and reasonable, in respect of any deficit incurred by the school in respect of its budget share in any previous financial year, having regard, in particular, to the following matters—

(i)the existence and the terms of any agreement in writing between the then governing body of the school and the maintaining local education authority regarding the repayment of such deficit,

(ii)the existence in the maintaining local education authority’s scheme of provision permitting schools to anticipate their budget shares for the following year in order to finance planned items of expenditure,

(iii)evidence that the maintaining local education authority took steps to reduce schools' budget shares where deficits have occurred and did not allow schools to carry over deficits from one year to the other with no planned reduction,

(iv)the practice of the local education authority, in respect of schools which they maintain, regarding the writing off of deficits incurred by such schools in respect of their budget shares in previous financial years, and

(v)the amount, if any, previously determined by the funding authority in accordance with regulation 15(3), 16(3) or 30(10) of the 1995 Regulations and regulation 25(3), 26(3) or 42(6) of the 1996 Regulations.

Sums to be deducted from the CFF share: excessive surpluses

46.—(1) The funding authority shall, in respect of a school whose maintenance grant for the financial year in question falls to be determined under this Part, determine the amount which appears to them to be equal or approximate to that amount of the school’s maintenance grant, and any special purpose grant paid in respect of costs incurred by the school in respect of Value Added Tax, for any financial year prior to the financial year in question which has not been spent by the governing body (“the unspent amount”).

(2) Paragraph (3) applies where the unspent amount is greater than the sum of—

(a)20 per cent of the amount of maintenance grant that would, ignoring the effects of this regulation, be payable in respect of the school for the financial year in question; and

(b)the amount of special purpose grant which the funding authority estimate they would, ignoring the effects of this regulation, pay to the governing body in the financial year in question in respect of costs incurred by the school in respect of Value Added Tax.

(3) Where this paragraph applies, the funding authority shall deduct from the amount of the CFF share of the school such amount, if any, as the funding authority, having consulted the governing body of the school, may determine being no greater than the difference between the unspent amount and the sum of the amounts referred to in paragraph (2)(a) and (b).

Sums to be deducted from the CFF share: excessive severance payments

47.—(1) This regulation applies in a case where the funding authority are, after consultation with the governing body of a school whose maintenance grant for the financial year in question falls to be determined under this Part, of the opinion that the governing body have, on or after 1st January 1997, made a payment in respect of the dismissal, or for the purpose of securing the resignation, of any member of the staff of the school which is, having regard to all the circumstances of the case, excessive.

(2) Where this regulation applies, the funding authority shall deduct from the amount of the CFF share of the school such part of the payment referred to in paragraph (1) as the funding authority regard as excessive.

CFF floor

48.—(1) In the case of a grant-maintained secondary school or a secondary school maintained by a local education authority situated in an existing CFF area its CFF floor shall, subject to the following provisions of this regulation, be the amount determined by the Secretary of State on or before 1st April 1997, for the purposes of section 244(2) of the 1996 Act, as the school’s CFF floor for the financial year in question and if no amount is so determined it shall be the amount determined as the school’s CFF floor under regulation 43 (but ignoring the effect of paragraph (11)) of the 1996 Regulations.

(2) In the case of a grant-maintained primary school or a primary school maintained by a local education authority situated in a primary CFF area or a grant-maintained secondary school or a secondary school maintained by a local education authority situated in a new CFF area its CFF floor shall be the amount determined by the funding authority in accordance with the following provisions of this regulation.

(3) In the case of a primary school situated in a primary CFF area or a secondary school situated in a new CFF area, which was a grant-maintained school throughout the preceding financial year, the funding authority shall determine the amount of the maintenance grant determined (or, subject to paragraph (4), if that amount was redetermined in the preceding financial year, the amount as most recently so redetermined) under the 1996 Regulations for the school for that year—

(i)reduced by such amount as appears to the funding authority to be required, where regulation 10(2) or (4) of the 1996 Regulations (cash protection) applied for the purpose of determining (or redetermining) that grant, to reflect the amount which would have been determined under regulation 8(1) of those Regulations (determination of Central AMG) for that purpose if regulation 10(2) or (4) of those Regulations had not so applied,

(ii)reduced by an amount which appears to the funding authority to be equivalent to any amounts for pupils with statements of special educational needs or for places in schools, other than special schools, for pupils who have special educational needs included in the relevant authority’s aggregated budget under their scheme as it applied in that year, and

(iii)reduced by an amount which appears to the funding authority to be equivalent to any amounts determined under regulation 9 of the 1996 Regulations (Section 11 funding).

(4) To the extent that the amount of maintenance grant referred to in paragraph (3) was redetermined as mentioned in that paragraph by reason of any increase or decrease in the number of registered pupils at the school, no account shall be taken of that redetermination for the purposes of that paragraph.

(5) In the case of a primary school situated in a primary CFF area or a secondary school situated in a new CFF area, which was not a grant-maintained school at any time during the preceding financial year, the amount is the aggregate of the following amounts—

(a)the amount of the school’s budget share for the preceding financial year as initially determined (or, subject to paragraph (6), if that share was revised in the preceding financial year, as most recently so revised)—

(i)increased by the amount which it appears to the funding authority would have been the amount required to be determined for the school and that year under regulation 8(1) of the 1996 Regulations (determination of Central AMG) if the school had been a grant-maintained school and the relevant percentage for the purposes of that regulation (instead of the percentage determined in accordance with Schedule 1 to those Regulations) had been the percentage determined in accordance with Schedule 1 to these Regulations,

(ii)reduced by an amount equivalent to any amounts for pupils with statements of special educational needs or for places in schools, other than special schools, for pupils who have special educational needs included in the relevant authority’s aggregated budget under their scheme as it applied in that year; and

(b)the amount which it appears to the funding authority would have been the amount required to be determined for the school and that financial year under regulations 9 (expenditure due to ethnic minority population), 11 (school meals), 22 (contingencies) and 23 (nursery education) of the 1996 Regulations (disregarding any amount which would have been required to be determined under regulation 22 (contingencies) of those Regulations in respect of changes in the number of registered pupils at the school), if the school had been a grant-maintained school throughout that year,

apportioned, where proposals under section 167 or 173 of the 1996 Act to cease to maintain or discontinue the school fall to be implemented on a date in the financial year in question, in accordance with the formula

where—

R is the aggregate amount determined in accordance with sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) above; and

Q is the number of days in that year which precede the date on which the authority are to cease to maintain the school.

(6) To the extent that the amount of the school’s budget share referred to above in paragraph (5)(a) was revised as therein mentioned by reason of any increase or decrease in the number of registered pupils at the school, no account shall be taken of that revision for the purposes of that sub-paragraph.

(7) In the case of a primary school situated in a primary CFF area or a secondary school situated in a new CFF area, which became a grant-maintained school after 1st April in the preceding financial year, the aggregate of the amount referred to in paragraph (3), leaving out of account its apportionment under regulation 18 of the 1996 Regulations, and of the amount referred to in paragraph (5), adjusted in each case pro rata according to the date in that financial year on which the school became a grant-maintained school.

(8) In the case of a school which, in the opinion of the funding authority, admits significantly more pupils in the financial year in question than it would normally because another school was discontinued, or the local education authority ceased to maintain it, in the preceding financial year, its CFF floor shall be such amount as the funding authority may determine, after consultation with the local education authority, having regard to the CFF floors that would have been determined in respect of both schools had one not been discontinued or the local education authority had not ceased to maintain it and making such adjustments as they consider fair and reasonable.

(9) Where a school is to be discontinued, or the local education authority are to cease to maintain it, in the financial year in question then the funding authority shall reduce the amount of its CFF floor, after consultation with the local education authority, by such amount as they consider fair and reasonable.

(10) (a) Except in relation to the London Borough of Hillingdon, as a primary relevant authority, where it appears to the funding authority that in the preceding financial year the maintenance grant or budget share of a primary school situated in a primary CFF area or a secondary school situated in a new CFF area, was determined on the basis of an incorrect estimate of the numbers of registered pupils at the school for any part of that year, then the funding authority shall add to the amount determined in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this regulation in respect of that school an amount calculated in accordance with sub-paragraph (b) below.
(b)The amount is an amount arrived at by—

(i)taking the number which appears to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school in each age band on the date to which the estimate relates less the estimated number of pupils in each age band on that date multiplied by 7/12;

(ii)multiplying the amount for each age band under (i) above by the amount set out in, whichever is appropriate of, column (1), (2), (3) or (4) for that age band and in respect of that relevant authority in table 1 or 2 in Schedule 6, according as to whether the school is a primary or a secondary school; and

(iii)multiplying the sum of the amounts derived from (ii) above by the unit cost for age band 3 as shown in column (5) in table 1 in Schedule 6, in the case of a secondary school, or by the unit cost for age band 2P as shown in column (5) in table 2 in Schedule 6, in the case of a primary school.

(11) The funding authority shall add to the amount determined in respect of each school under the preceding provisions of this regulation an amount calculated by—

(a)multiplying the number of registered pupils, except any pupils referred to in sub-paragraph (b) below, in each age band on 16th January 1997, less the number of registered pupils which it appears to the funding authority were in each age band on 18th January 1996, by the amount set out in, whichever is appropriate of, column (1), (2), (3) or (4) in table 1 or 2 in Schedule 6 for that age band in respect of that relevant authority, according as to whether the school is a primary or secondary school; and

(b)(i)multiplying the number of registered pupils, at a school situated in the area of Essex County Council, who were admitted to the school in the summer term in the preceding financial year, on or before a date determined by the funding authority, and who will attain the age of 5 years at or before the end of that term, less the number of such pupils who were so admitted in the summer term in the financial year before the preceding financial year, on or before a date determined by the funding authority, by

(ii)the amount set out in column (2) in table 2 in Schedule 6 for that age band in respect of that relevant authority; and

(c)multiplying the aggregate of the amounts derived from sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) above by the unit cost for age band 3 as shown in column (5) in table 1 in Schedule 6, in the case of a secondary school, or by the unit cost for age band 2P as shown in column (5) in table 2 in Schedule 6, in the case of a primary school.

(12) The funding authority shall multiply the amount determined in respect of each primary or secondary school, as the case may be, in accordance with the preceding provisions of this regulation by a figure which is the aggregate of the amounts determined in respect of all primary or secondary schools, as the case may be, to which this regulation applies in the area of the relevant authority in accordance with paragraphs (1) to (9) divided by the sum of the amounts so determined in accordance with paragraphs (1) to (11).

(13) If the aggregate of the amounts determined in respect of each primary or secondary school in the area of a relevant authority by the funding authority in accordance with paragraph (12) is greater than—

(a)the adjusted primary schools total or the secondary schools total, as the case may be, for that authority; or

(b)in the case of the London Borough of Brent, the secondary schools total less the total contingency amount referred to in paragraph 16D(2) of Schedule 5 (“the adjusted secondary schools total”),

then the funding authority shall multiply the amount so determined in respect of each school by a figure which is the adjusted primary schools total, the secondary schools total or the adjusted secondary schools total for that authority, as the case may be, divided by the aggregate of the amounts determined in respect of each school in the area of that authority in accordance with paragraph (12).

(14) In the case of a primary school situated in a primary CFF area or a secondary school situated in a new CFF area, the funding authority shall adjust the amount determined in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this regulation by such amount, if any, as appears to them to be fair and reasonable, having consulted the relevant authority, to take into account any transfer of an amount of funding in respect of a pupil pursuant to section 494 of the 1996 Act.

(15) The CFF floor for a new school shall be zero.

Relevant date

49.—(1) Subject to regulation 55, any amount required to be determined by the funding authority under this Part or Schedule 4 (special provision for former independent schools) shall be determined on the information available to them on the relevant date.

(2) In paragraph (1), the relevant date is such date as the funding authority may determine and different dates may be determined for different cases or classes of case.

(3) The funding authority may, in any case where they consider it appropriate to do so, redetermine the relevant date.

(4) Where—

(a)the funding authority determine the relevant date in respect of any school for the financial year in question in accordance with paragraph (2); or

(b)they redetermine the relevant date in accordance with paragraph (3), they shall notify the governing body of the school and the local education authority in writing of that fact.

(5) Where there is not available to the funding authority on the relevant date sufficient information as will, in their opinion, allow them to determine any amount referred to in paragraph (1) they may determine the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school on such basis as appears to them to be fair and reasonable having regard to the information available to them on the relevant date.

(6) The funding authority shall not take into account any information made available to them after the relevant date (but before the date of their determination) for the purposes of determining the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of a school for the financial year in question.

(7) References in this Part of these Regulations to the relevant date are references to the date referred to in paragraph (2) unless the relevant date has been redetermined in accordance with paragraph (3) in which case it is a reference to that date as redetermined.

Adjustments

50.—(1) Without prejudice to paragraph (13) but subject to paragraphs (10) to (12) and regulation 54, where, after the funding authority have determined the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of any school for the financial year in question, any of paragraphs (2) to (6) apply, the funding authority may redetermine the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school for that year in accordance with paragraphs (7) to (9).

(2) This paragraph applies where it appears to the funding authority that the number of registered pupils at a school exceeds the number of pupils used for the purposes of determining the amount of its maintenance grant for the financial year in question, and that the relevant authority’s scheme makes provision in relation to such increases in pupil numbers at a school.

(3) This paragraph applies where proposals published under section 259 or 260 of the 1996 Act to make a significant change in the character of the school fall to be implemented wholly or partly in the financial year in question.

(4) This paragraph applies where it appears to the funding authority that the amount of the relevant authority’s primary or secondary schools budget, as the case may be, for the financial year in question has changed from that initially determined under regulation 43(2).

(5) This paragraph applies where after determining the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of any school for the financial year in question in accordance with this Part it appears to the funding authority that, by reason of—

(a)any change in the characteristics of the school,

(b)any change in the level of spending by the local education authority which affects any of the matters referred to in regulation 44,

(c)any other change affecting the needs of the school, or

(d)the level of spending by the local education authority on any matter included in accordance with regulation 4(a) of the Education (School Financial Statements) (Prescribed Particulars etc.) Regulations 1995(21) in Part 1 of the authority’s statement prepared under section 122(4) of the 1996 Act for the financial year beginning in 1996 exceeding the planned level of spending on that matter included in accordance with Schedule 1 to those Regulations in Part 1 of the authority’s statement prepared under section 122(2) of that Act for that year,

the amount so payable should be revised.

(6) Subject to regulation 53 (use of contingency amount to correct mistakes in the CFF share for a primary school), this paragraph applies where the funding authority are satisfied that their determination of the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of any school for the financial year in question was made in ignorance of, or was based on a mistake as to, some material fact, or was not in accordance with these Regulations.

(7) In any case to which paragraph (3) applies, the funding authority may redetermine the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school for the financial year in question by adding to it the amount calculated by the formula—

, where

Z is the amount which equals (b)-(a) where (a) is the amount of the CFF share for the school (or, where that amount has been redetermined for the purposes of redetermining the amount of maintenance grant in accordance with paragraph 6, that amount as so redetermined) less the amount if any, added under regulation 42(4)(c); and (b) is the amount determined in accordance with paragraph (8); and

A is the number of days in the financial year falling on or after the date on which the proposals referred to in paragraph (3) fall to be implemented.

(8) For the purposes of paragraph (7) the funding authority shall—

(a)redetermine the total number of funding units for the school in accordance with Schedule 5—

(i)substituting, in cases where pupils numbers are determined in accordance with paragraph 3B, D E or F of Part III of Schedule 5 (relevant authorities which do not use estimates of pupil numbers), for the number of registered pupils at the school in the particular age band or bands affected by the change in character the number which the funding authority estimate will be the number of registered pupils at the school in that age band or bands on the date on which the proposals fall to be implemented; or

(ii)substituting, in cases where pupils numbers are determined in accordance with paragraph 3A, C or G of Part III of Schedule 5 (relevant authorities which use estimates of pupil numbers), for the number which they estimated would be the number of registered pupils at the school in the particular age band or bands affected by the change in character on the date for estimates in the pupil count, the number which they estimate will be the number of such pupils on the date on which the proposals fall to be implemented; and

(b)multiply the total number of funding units for the school redetermined in accordance with sub-paragraph (a) above by the amount per pupil for the relevant authority in whose area the school is situated determined in relation to that authority in accordance with paragraph 16A to F of Schedule 5 (or, where that amount has been recalculated in accordance with regulation 42(4)(c), that amount as so recalculated) for the purposes of the initial determination of maintenance grant for the school for the financial year in question.

(9) The funding authority may redetermine the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school for the financial year in question—

(a)in any case to which paragraph (2) applies, by adding such amount as appears to them would have been payable to the school under the relevant authority’s scheme, had the school been covered by the scheme, in relation to such increases;

(b)in any case to which paragraph (4), (5) or (6) applies, in accordance with the provisions of this Part, and

if the amount so redetermined is different from the amount previously determined, revise their determination in respect of that school and, if appropriate, in respect of any or all grant maintained primary or secondary schools in the area of the relevant authority in question and primary and secondary schools maintained by that authority, as the case may be, accordingly.

(10) Where, after redetermining the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of a school for the financial year in question under any of paragraphs (7) to (9), the funding authority further so redetermine that amount, they shall reduce that amount (as so redetermined) by such amount (if any) as seems to them to be appropriate, having regard to any redetermination of the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school for the financial year in question previously made by them under any of those paragraphs.

(11) Subject to paragraph (12), the funding authority may not, in accordance with this regulation and regulation 43 (link to budgets) or in accordance with this regulation and regulation 44 (sums to be added to the CFF share), revise their determination of maintenance grant so as to reduce the amount of grant payable in respect of the school concerned for the financial year in question.

(12) The funding authority may revise their determination of maintenance grant in accordance with this regulation and regulation 43 or 44 so as to reduce the amount payable where—

(a)that determination was made in ignorance of, or was based on a mistake as to, some material fact; and

(b)such ignorance or mistake was not attributable to an act or omission of the local education authority.

(13) Where it appears to the funding authority that, by reason of any extraordinary circumstances, the amount of maintenance grant determined in respect of a school for the financial year in question is insufficient to enable the governing body of the school adequately to carry out their functions with respect to the conduct of the school, they may redetermine the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school for that year in accordance with paragraph (14).

(14) Where the funding authority decide to redetermine the amount of maintenance grant by virtue of paragraph (13), they shall redetermine that amount by adding to it such amount as appears to them to be necessary for the purpose of enabling the governing body adequately to carry out their functions with respect to the conduct of the school.

(15) Where the funding authority revise the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of any school for the financial year in question in accordance with this regulation they shall give notice thereof to the governing body of the school and to the local education authority.

Further revisions

51.  A determination which has been revised in accordance with regulation 50, 51 or 53 may be further revised in accordance with those regulations and may be so further revised notwithstanding that the funding authority are satisfied that the revised determination was not made in accordance with these Regulations.

Deemed primary schools and deemed secondary schools

52.—(1) This regulation applies in the case of a school referred to in regulation 39(1)(b) or (d) (middle school deemed to be a primary or secondary school).

(2) Subject to regulation 54 (transfer of site), where it appears to the funding authority that the amount of maintenance grant determined in respect of a school to which this regulation applies for the financial year in question is insufficient because of the nature of such a school to enable the governing body of the school adequately to carry out their functions with respect to the conduct of the school, they may after consultation with the local education authority and the governing body of the school redetermine the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school for the year by adding to it such amount as appears to them to be fair and reasonable for the purpose of enabling the governing body adequately to carry out their functions with respect to the conduct of the school.

(3) Where the funding authority revise the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of any school for the financial year in question in accordance with this regulation they shall give notice thereof to the governing body of the school and to the local education authority.

Error contingency amount for primary schools

53.—(1) Subject to regulation 54 (transfer of site), where the funding authority are satisfied that their determination of the amount of the CFF share for any primary school for that year was made in ignorance of, or was based on a mistake as to, some material fact, or was not in accordance with these Regulations, they may, before 1st October in the financial year in question, redetermine that amount in accordance with the provisions of this Part and, if the amount so redetermined is different from the amount previously determined, revise their determination for that school and, if appropriate, for all schools in the area of that primary relevant authority and adjust the contingency amount for that primary relevant authority accordingly.

(2) Subject to regulation 54 (transfer of site), where, in the case of any primary relevant authority, paragraph (3) applies, the funding authority shall, as soon as practicable after 1st October in the financial year in question, redetermine the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of each primary school situated in the area of the authority by adding to it the amount determined in respect of the school in accordance with paragraph (5).

(3) This paragraph applies where on 1st October in the financial in question—

(a)it appears to the funding authority that the available amount in respect of the relevant authority is less than the contingency amount in respect of that authority; or

(b)the funding authority have not redetermined—

(i)the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of any primary school situated in the area of the relevant authority for that year on the grounds referred to in paragraph (1) (redetermination because of mistake); or

(ii)the amount of the CFF share for any primary school maintained by that authority for that year (or the sum of that amount and any amounts to be added to it in accordance with the preceding provisions of these Regulations, as the case may be) on those grounds.

(4) For the purposes of this regulation and Schedule 7—

the “available amount” means the amount which equals the difference between the contingency amount for that year and the aggregate of any amounts referred to in paragraph (3)(b) which have been redetermined on the grounds referred to in that paragraph; and

the “contingency amount” means the amount (“the error contingency”) deducted from the primary schools total for the authority for that year under regulation 42(2), including any amount added to that error contingency under regulation 43(1)(d).

(5) For the purposes of paragraph (2) the funding authority shall determine for each grant-maintained primary school situated in the area of the relevant authority and each primary school maintained by that authority the amount of the school’s share of, where paragraph (3)(a) applies, the available amount, or, where paragraph (3)(b) applies, the contingency amount obtained by dividing that amount between those schools in accordance with Schedule 7.

(6) Where the funding authority revise the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of any school for the financial year in question in accordance with this regulation they shall give notice thereof to the governing body of the school and to the local education authority.

Transfer of site

54.—(1) Where, after the funding authority have determined under this Part the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of any school for the financial year in question, the school is transferred to a new site in the area of another relevant authority, regulations 50, 52, 53 and 57 shall apply as if the school had not been so transferred.

(2) Where, after the funding authority have determined under Part 2 the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of any school for the financial year in question, the school is transferred to a new site in the area of a relevant authority, the provisions of that Part shall continue to apply for the purposes of redetermining the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of the school for that year as if the school had not been so transferred.

Application of relevant date provisions to a redetermination of the amount of maintenance grant

55.—(1) In its application for the purposes of any redetermination under regulation 50, 53 or 57 of the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of a school for the financial year in question, regulation 49 shall have effect subject to the following provisions of this regulation.

(2) Where the redetermination of maintenance grant under regulation 50 is made on one or more of the grounds specified in paragraphs (2) to (6) of that regulation the funding authority may take into account for the purposes of the redetermination any information received by them after the relevant date which relates to any of the reasons for making the redetermination.

(3) Where in accordance with paragraph (2) any additional information is taken into account by the funding authority for the purposes of redetermining grant under regulation 50, they may take that information into account for the purposes of making any further redetermination under that regulation.

(4) Regulation 49 shall not apply where a redetermination is made by the funding authority in accordance with regulation 50(13) and (14).

Requirements which may be attached to payment of maintenance grant

56.  Regulation 38 applies for the purposes of this Part as it applies for the purposes of Part 2.

Pupil number contingencies in the London Borough of Brent

57.—(1) The funding authority shall, as soon as practicable after 1st October in the financial year in question, redetermine in accordance with, and so far as required by, the following provisions of this regulation the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of each school situated in the area of the London Borough of Brent (“the authority”) whose maintenance grant falls to be determined under this Part.

(2) If, on 1st October in the financial year in question, it appears to the funding authority that the GM contingency amount is greater than or equal to the aggregate of pupil increase amounts for each school whose maintenance grant falls to be determined under this Part in the area of the authority then the funding authority shall redetermine the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of each such school (in so far as required by the following provisions of this paragraph) by adding to it—

(a)the pupil increase amount for that school; and

(b)where the GM contingency amount is greater than the aggregate of pupil increase amounts, an amount determined in accordance with paragraph (3).

(3) (a) The funding authority shall determine in respect of each school whose maintenance grant falls to be determined under this Part in the area of the authority the number appearing to them to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997.
(b)The funding authority shall determine the aggregate of the numbers determined in accordance with sub-paragraph (a) above.

(c)The funding authority shall determine the amount obtained by dividing the GM contingency amount, less the aggregate of pupil increase amounts, by the number determined under sub-paragraph (b) above.

(d)The funding authority shall determine, as the amount to be added under paragraph (2)(b), the amount obtained by multiplying the amount determined under sub-paragraph (c) above by the number of registered pupils at the school determined under sub-paragraph (a) above.

(4) If, on 1st October in the financial year in question, it appears to the funding authority that the GM contingency amount is less than the aggregate of pupil increase amounts for each school whose maintenance grant falls to be determined under this Part in the area of the authority then the funding authority shall redetermine the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of each such school (in so far as required by the following provisions of this paragraph) by adding to it the amount which is equal to—

, where

A is the GM contingency amount;

B is the aggregate of pupil increase amounts for each school whose maintenance grant falls to be determined under this Part in the area of the authority; and

C is the pupil increase amount for the school.

(5) In this regulation—

“GM contingency amount” means the amount referred to in paragraph 16D(7) of Schedule 5;

“pupil increase amount” means the pupil increase credit multiplied by the amount per pupil for the authority calculated under paragraph 16D of Schedule 5 or as recalculated under regulation 42(4)(a); and

“pupil increase credit” means

, where

Y is the number by which the number, appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school on a date in September 1997 determined by the Secretary of State, exceeds the number appearing to them to be the aggregate of—

(a)
the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997; and

(b)
5 per cent of that number or 15 whichever is the smaller; and

Z is the number in column (3) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI of Schedule 5.

(7) Where the funding authority revise the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of any school for the financial year in question in accordance with this regulation they shall give notice thereof to the governing body of the school and to the local education authority.

PART 4CAPITAL AND SPECIAL PURPOSE GRANTS

Capital grants

58.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the funding authority may pay capital grants in respect of expenditure of a capital nature of a class or description specified in Schedule 8 incurred or to be incurred by the governing body of a school in respect of which these Regulations apply.

(2) In the case of a special school which is established in a hospital, paragraph (1) shall apply only in respect of expenditure of a class or description specified in paragraph l(d) of Schedule 8.

Special purpose grants

59.—(1) The funding authority may pay special purpose grants in respect of expenditure of any class or description specified in Schedule 9 incurred or to be incurred by the governing body of a school in respect of which these Regulations apply—

(a)for or in connection with the educational purposes so specified; or

(b)in respect of any expenses so specified being expenses which it appears to the funding authority the governing bodies of such schools cannot reasonably be expected to meet from maintenance grant.

(2) Special purpose grants may be paid on a regular basis in respect of expenditure of a recurrent kind or by reference to expenditure incurred or to be incurred on particular occasions or during any particular period.

Requirements which may be attached to payment of capital or special purpose grants

60.—(1) The requirements set out in paragraph 1 (conduct of the school) of Schedule 3 and paragraph (2) below are specified as requirements which may be imposed by the funding authority on governing bodies to whom payments of capital or special purpose grants are or have been made.

(2) The requirements referred to in paragraph (1) are—

(a)a requirement that any such payment shall be applied for the purpose of defraying expenditure in respect of which it was made and for no other purpose; and

(b)a requirement that such a payment shall be so applied before a date specified by the funding authority.

(3) The funding authority may determine for the purposes of the application of section 247(1) and (2) of the 1996 Act to such governing bodies as are referred to in paragraph (1)—

(a)any requirement referred to in paragraphs 2 to 4 (requirements as to accounts and financial affairs) of Schedule 3;

(b)any requirement formulated for the purpose of assisting the funding authority to be satisfied that a requirement imposed in accordance with paragraph (2) is being, or has been, complied with including, in particular, requirements as to the furnishing by the governing body of audited statements relating to expenditure in respect of which the grant has been paid together with such accounts, receipts, invoices and other information as the funding authority may require in order to verify the same; and

(c)any requirement as to the repayment, in whole or in part, of payments made to the governing body in respect of such grant if any other requirement imposed by the funding authority in accordance with this regulation subject to which the payments were made is not complied with.

(4) The funding authority may determine for the purposes of the application of that section to such governing bodies as are referred to in paragraph (1), requirements as to the payment to the funding authority, if any conditions specified in the requirements are satisfied, of the whole or any part of the amount referred to in section 247(7) of the 1996 Act (subject always, where any payment is made in respect of capital grants, to the provisions of section 247(8) of that Act).

PART 5RECOVERY OF AMOUNTS IN RESPECT OF MAINTENANCE GRANT FROM A LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY

Determination of amount to be recovered

61.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) below, the total amount which the Secretary of State may recover by virtue of section 256 of the 1996 Act from a local education authority named in a determination under that section applying that section in respect of any school in respect of which these Regulations apply, in relation to the financial year in question, is the amount determined in accordance with these Regulations as the amount of the maintenance grant payable in respect of the school and financial year in question (as from time to time revised) excluding any amount determined under regulation 33 (capital expenditure from the revenue account).

(2) The amount which would otherwise fall to be determined in accordance with paragraph (1) above as the total amount recoverable from a local education authority by virtue of section 256 of the 1996 Act in respect of any such school for the financial year in question may be reduced by an amount not exceeding the amount outstanding in respect of any excess amount recovered from the authority under that section in respect of the school in relation to any previous financial year.

PART 6AMENDMENT

Recovery from local funds in respect of maintenance grant paid to a grant-maintained special school outside the local education authority’s area.

62.  Regulation 23(2) of the Education (Grant-maintained Special Schools) Regulations 1994(22) (funding) shall be amended by the addition of a new sub-paragraph as follows—

“or

(d)any grant-maintained special school outside the area of the authority which, immediately before it became such a school, was maintained by a local education authority which was the subject of a structural or boundary change (or both such changes) within the meaning of section 14 of the Local Government Act 1992(23) made under section 17 of that Act.”.

Regulation 8(2)

SCHEDULE 1DETERMINATION OF THE RELEVANT PERCENTAGE

1.  This Schedule applies for the purposes of determining the relevant percentage under regulation 8(1), 16(4) or 43(2)(c).

2.  For the purposes of regulation 8(1), the relevant percentage in respect of any primary or secondary school is whichever is the greater of the percentages determined for the school in accordance with paragraphs 5 and 6 and in respect of any special school is whichever is the greater of the percentages determined for the school in accordance with paragraphs 5 and 7.

3.  For the purposes of regulation 16(4), the relevant percentage in respect of any school is the percentage determined in accordance with paragraph 5.

4.  For the purposes of regulation 43(2)(c), the relevant percentage is the percentage determined in accordance with paragraph 6.

5.  For the purposes of this paragraph, the percentage is that specified—

(a)where the school is a primary school, in the second column of the table;

(b)where the school is a secondary school, in the third column of the table; or

(c)where the school is a special school, in the fourth column of the table,

opposite the reference in the first column of the table to the local education authority in relation to that school.

Local Education Authority
Primary
Secondary
Special

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

9.7
7.4
9.8

London Borough of Barnet

11.4
7.9
8.4

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
11.6
7.5
11.0

Bath and North East Somerset District Council
11.1
7.9
11.1

Bedfordshire County Council
0
0
0

Berkshire County Council
9.6
6.6
8.1

London Borough of Bexley

9.3
6.2
12.8

Birmingham City Council
10.2
7.5
7.8

Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council
11.8
8.2
9.2

Bournemouth Borough Council
0
0
0

Bradford City Council
11.2
8.9
9.5

London Borough of Brent

8.3
6.1
5.6

Bristol City Council
12.7
8.7
11.4

Brighton and Hove Council
0
0
0

London Borough of Bromley

11.5
8.2
19.4

Buckinghamshire County Council
0
0
0

Bury Metropolitan Borough Council
10.0
7.3
10.8

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council
9.9
6.8
7.8

Cambridgeshire County Council
10.5
7.3
6.6

London Borough of Camden

14.1
10.3
19.7

Cheshire County Council
10.7
7.4
10.2

Common Council of the City of London

15.8
N/A
N/A

Cornwall County Council
9.4
6.8
11.2

Coventry City Council
13.0
9.1
9.5

London Borough of Croydon

11.0
7.9
6.3

Cumbria County Council
9.1
6.9
16.0

Darlington Borough Council
0
0
0

Derby City Council
0
0
0

Derbyshire County Council
0
0
0

Devon County Council
9.7
6.8
9.2

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
12.7
8.6
10.3

Dorset County Council
0
0
0

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
6.0
4.3
4.6

Durham County Council
0
0
0

London Borough of Ealing

9.1
7.1
10.1

East Riding of Yorkshire District Council
16.7
11.7
5.0

East Sussex County Council
0
0
0

London Borough of Enfield

11.0
7.8
6.6

Essex County Council
9.4
6.5
8.4

Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council
16.8
13.2
16.0

Gloucestershire County Council
8.1
5.7
4.8

London Borough of Greenwich

10.4
7.6
9.2

London Borough of Hackney

13.3
9.9
18.2

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

11.1
8.2
10.5

Hampshire County Council
0
0
0

London Borough of Haringey

22.6
16.6
5.4

London Borough of Harrow

9.6
6.8
9.3

Hartlepool Borough Council
16.8
11.1
6.0

London Borough of Havering

9.5
6.2
6.7

Hereford and Worcester County Council
10.0
7.6
6.5

Hertfordshire County Council
6.7
4.6
5.8

London Borough of Hillingdon

12.6
8.6
12.2

London Borough of Hounslow

12.2
9.6
14.1

The Council of the Isles of Scilly

15.5
8.9
N/A

Isle of Wight County Council
12.5
9.6
19.4

London Borough of Islington

8.2
6.2
6.8

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

10.3
7.6
10.9

Kent County Council
11.5
7.8
10.5

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

9.3
6.7
9.8

Kingston-upon-Hull City Council
15.7
11.3
9.5

Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council
13.3
9.1
11.3

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
10.6
7.5
8.6

London Borough of Lambeth

10.6
7.7
6.3

Lancashire County Council
10.3
7.1
8.6

Leeds City Council
8.6
6.3
7.5

Leicester City Council
0
0
0

Leicestershire County Council
0
0
0

London Borough of Lewisham

11.1
8.1
9.6

Lincolnshire County Council
12.2
8.1
8.9

Liverpool City Council
9.0
6.2
8.1

Luton Borough Council
0
0
0

Manchester City Council
12.7
8.3
9.4

London Borough of Merton

9.8
7.7
10.3

Middlesbrough Borough Council
18.2
11.5
9.0

Milton Keynes Council
0
0
0

Newcastle upon Tyne City Council
13.7
9.6
7.1

London Borough of Newham

16.8
11.1
24.4

Norfolk County Council
8.7
6.0
6.0

North East Lincolnshire District Council
15.4
11.0
6.3

North Lincolnshire District Council
17.2
12.5
7.6

North Somerset District Council
11.2
7.8
13.3

North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council
8.4.
6.1
7.3

North Yorkshire County Council
11.7
7.9
8.4

Northamptonshire County Council
10.2
7.4
6.3

Northumberland County Council
9.1
7.2
7.3

Nottinghamshire County Council
17.5
13.0
17.6

Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
14.9
10.1
12.3

Oxfordshire County Council
9.0
6.8
9.7

Poole Borough Council
0
0
0

Portsmouth City Council
0
0
0

London Borough of Redbridge

12.0
7.9
14.4

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
15.2
10.2
15.9

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

8.7
6.7
10.6

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
8.9
6.0
9.9

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
12.8
9.2
14.1

Rutland County Council (District Council)
0
0
0

Salford City Council
10.9
7.4
9.6

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
14.3
9.4
13.2

Sefton Metropolitan Borough
13.6
8.8
19.9

Sheffield City Council
14.1
10.3
12.9

Shropshire County Council
10.5
6.5
11.5

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
6.5
4.7
6.1

Somerset County Council
7.8
5.7
8.1

Southampton City Council
0
0
0

South Gloucestershire District Council
11.2
7.6
17.5

South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council
14.7
10.7
14.3

London Borough of Southwark

13.6
10.4
14.3

St. Helens Metropolitan Borough Council
11.2
7.6
8.4

Staffordshire County Council
0
0
0

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
9.0
6.7
12.5

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
15.1
10.2
9.8

Stoke-on-Trent City Council
0
0
0

Suffolk County Council
8.5
6.3
10.0

Sunderland Metropolitan Borough Council
7.5
5.3
8.1

Surrey County Council
9.5
7.6
6.8

London Borough of Sutton

11.7
8.2
13.1

Swindon Borough Council
0
0
0

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
11.4
8.2
6.0

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

11.3
8.8
10.0

Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council
14.6
8.5
12.3

Wakefield Metropolitan District Council
14.7
10.1
9.6

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
13.6
9.5
9.4

London Borough of Waltham Forest

9.6
6.9
7.0

London Borough of Wandsworth

11.0
8.5
11.0

Warwickshire County Council
14.6
10.3
11.6

Westminster City Council
12.5
9.8
20.3

West Sussex County Council
13.2
9.0
13.5

Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
10.3
6.8
6.6

Wiltshire County Council
0
0
0

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
11.9
8.0
9.4

Wolverhampton Metropolitan Borough Council
11.9
7.8
8.3

City of York Council
13.4
8.8
9.1

6.—(1) For the purposes of this paragraph, the funding authority shall determine the percentage which the amount determined in accordance with sub-paragraph (2) below is of the amount which appears to them to be equal to the amount of the local education authority’s aggregated budget for primary or secondary schools for the financial year in question included in accordance with regulation 3(a) of, and notes (3) and (8) or (4) and (8), as the case may be, in Schedule 1 to, the Education (School Financial Statements) (Prescribed Particulars etc.) Regulations 1995(24) (“the 1995 Regulations”), in Part 1 of the authority’s statement prepared under section 122(2) of the 1996 Act for that year (“the statement”), according as to whether the school is a primary school or a secondary school.

(2) The funding authority shall determine an amount by the application of the following formula—

, where

A is the amount of that part of the local education authority’s general schools budget for primary and secondary schools for the financial year in question included in accordance with regulation 3(a) of, and notes (3) and (44) or (4) and (44), as the case may be, in, Schedule 1 to the 1995 Regulations in Part 1 of the Statement which, in the opinion of the funding authority, would remain after deducting—

(a)
their aggregated budget for the year; and

(b)
the aggregate of the amounts referred to in paragraph 8.

B is the number of registered pupils on a date determined by the funding authority at all primary schools or all secondary schools maintained or formerly maintained by the local education authority (according as to whether the school is a primary school or a secondary school) which are required to be covered by a statement for the financial year in question under section 122(2) of the 1996 Act; and

C is the number of registered pupils on that date at all such schools whether primary or secondary.

7.—(1) For the purposes of this paragraph, the funding authority shall determine the percentage which the amount determined in accordance with sub-paragraph (2) below is of the amount of that part of the local education authority’s aggregated budget which is for special schools for the financial year in question included, in accordance with regulation 3(a) of, and notes (5) and (8) in Schedule 1 to, the 1995 Regulations, in Part 1 of the authority’s statement prepared under section 122(2) of the 1988 Act for that year (“the statement”).

(2) The funding authority shall determine the amount remaining after the sum of the amount of the local education authority’s aggregated budget referred to in sub-paragraph (1) above and the aggregate of the amounts referred to in paragraph 8 is deducted from the amount of that part of the authority’s general schools budget which is for special schools for the financial year in question included, in accordance with regulation 3(a) of, and notes (5) and (44) in Schedule 1 to, the 1995 Regulations, in the statement.

8.—(1) The amounts referred to in paragraphs 6 and 7 are the amounts included in the statement, in accordance with regulation 3(a) of, and the relevant notes in Schedule 1 to, the 1995 Regulations, in respect of the following matters—

(a)capital expenditure (35);

(b)capital financing costs (36);

(c)provision of transport for pupils between home and school (25);

(d)existing commitments to pay compensation for redundancy, dismissal or premature retirement of staff (40)(b);

(e)assessing pupils' special educational needs, making special educational provision for pupils with statements of special educational needs and reviewing such statements (13)(a) and (39);

(f)education welfare services (37);

(g)educational psychology services (38);

(h)provision for pupils of clothing, board and lodging and financial support (28);

(i)expenditure expected to be offset by income received as grant (41)(a)(i) and (b);

(j)provision of school meals and milk (26)(a) and (b);

(k)contingencies (31);

(l)expenditure of the kind referred to in section 11 of the Local Government Act 1966(25) not expected to be offset by income received as central government grant or grant from any of the European Communities (41)(a)(ii);

(m)expenditure which is expected to be offset by income received from Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools in England (27); and

(n)provision of education at a school, other than a pupil referral unit, under section 19(1) of the 1996 Act.

(2) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) above “the relevant notes” means, in relation to each matter set out in items (a) to (m) in that sub-paragraph, note (5) and the note indicated in respect of that matter.

Regulation 16(3)

SCHEDULE 2RELEVANT EXPENDITURE

1.  Subject to paragraph 2, the following heads or items of expenditure are to be included for the purposes of determining in accordance with regulation 16(2) the amount of relevant expenditure incurred by the maintaining local education authority in the preceding financial year—

(a)salaries of, and other costs attributable to, staff employed to work wholly or partly at the school other than staff employed in the provision of school meals;

(b)expenditure on books, stationery and other educational equipment for use at the school;

(c)expenditure on telephones and postage for the purposes of the school;

(d)examination fees incurred in relation to registered pupils at the school;

(e)expenditure relating to the school premises, including in particular—

(i)heating and lighting;

(ii)caretaking and cleaning; and

(iii)rent, non-domestic rates, water rates and charges for the supply of water or the provision of sewerage services; and

(f)any other expenditure treated by the authority as forming part of the direct costs of the school.

2.  The amount of relevant expenditure incurred by the maintaining local education authority in the preceding financial year does not include the aggregate of the amounts referred to in paragraph 8 of Schedule 1.

Regulations 38 and 60

SCHEDULE 3REQUIREMENTS WHICH MAY BE ATTACHED TO PAYMENT OF MAINTENANCE, CAPITAL AND SPECIAL PURPOSE GRANTS

1.  A requirement that the governing body shall secure, so far as their powers extend, that the school is conducted in accordance with any requirements imposed by or under any enactment including, in particular, any imposed by or under the 1996 Act or the instrument or articles of government for the school.

2.  Requirements with respect to the maintenance of proper accounts including, in particular, requirements as to—

(a)the appointment by the governing body of a person who will be responsible to them for the administration of their financial affairs;

(b)the accounting systems and methods to be adopted by the governing body and the form of their accounts and supporting records;

(c)internal financial controls including, in particular, requirements as to the procedures to be adopted with respect to the receipt and disbursement of money by the governing body; and

(d)the publication of the governing body’s accounts.

3.  Requirements as to audit and inspection of the governing body’s accounts, including, in particular, requirements as to—

(a)the procedure to be adopted in appointing and replacing auditors;

(b)any qualifications the auditors are to possess;

(c)the duration of auditors' appointments;

(d)the frequency of audits;

(e)the functions which are to be performed by the auditors in respect of the school;

(f)the inspection of accounts and supporting records on request by any person authorised by the funding authority; and

(g)examinations by persons authorised by the funding authority or the Comptroller and Auditor General into the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which the governing body of the school have used their resources in discharging their functions.

4.  Such further requirements relating to the conduct of the school’s financial affairs as the funding authority think fit.

Regulation 39(4)

SCHEDULE 4SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR FORMER INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

1.  The amount determined by the Secretary of State under regulation 40 (secondary and primary schools totals) shall not include expenditure to be incurred on a school to which Part 3 applies established in place of an existing independent school which was discontinued on or before the date of the establishment of that grant-maintained school.

2.  The amount of maintenance grant payable for the financial year in question in respect of such a school shall be the greater of A and B, where —

A is the aggregate of the amount determined for that school under paragraph 3 and any amounts determined by the funding authority in respect of that school and that year in accordance with regulations 43(1)(c) (link to budgets) and 44(3) to (5) (sums to be added to CFF share); and

B is any amount in respect of the school set out in paragraph 6.

3.—(1) The funding authority shall determine in respect of each such school the number of funding units for the school in accordance with Schedule 5.

(2) The funding authority shall determine the amount obtained by multiplying the amount per pupil determined in respect of the relevant authority under paragraph 16 of Schedule 5 by the number of funding units for the school.

(3) In the case of a secondary school in the area of the London Borough of Brent the funding authority shall add to the amount determined under sub-paragraph (2) above an amount which is the additional amount per pupil determined under paragraph 16D of Schedule 5 multiplied by the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997.

4.  Regulations 41, 42 and 48 shall not apply.

5.  Regulations 43, 44(3) to (5) and 50 shall apply as if references to the CFF share for the school were references to the amount determined under paragraph 3 of this Schedule.

6.  The amounts referred to in paragraph 2 in respect of a school are the amounts set out opposite that school in the table below.

(1)
(2)

£

Loreto Convent, Trafford
1,734,708

St. Ambrose, Trafford
1,581,079

Regulation 42(1) and (3)

SCHEDULE 5DIVISION OF THE SECONDARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS TOTALS

A reference in this Schedule to a Part numbered I to VII is a reference to a Part of this Schedule so numbered.


PART ISECONDARY RELEVANT AUTHORITIES

London Borough of Barnet

1.—(1) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of the London Borough of Barnet and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3A (the date for estimates in the pupil count being 3rd September 1997), 4(1), 5(2), 6(1), 7, 9(4) and 10(1) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16A the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

Bournemouth Borough Council

(2) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of Bournemouth Borough Council and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3A (the date for estimates in the pupil count being 15th January 1998), 4(1), 5(3), 7, 8(1), 9(5) and 10(2) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16B the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

(c)In determining the number of registered pupils at St. Peter’s RC GM School, Bournemouth aged 16 or over, the funding authority may include such number of pupils aged 16 or over at St. Edward’s RC School, Poole as they consider appropriate having regard to arrangements for the teaching of such pupils made between the governing bodies of those schools.

London Borough of Brent

(3) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of the London Borough of Brent and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3B, 4(1), 5(4), 7, 9(5) and 10(3) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of funding units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16D the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

London Borough of Bromley

(4) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of the London Borough of Bromley and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3A (the date for estimates in the pupil count being 15th January 1998), 4(1), 5(1), 7 and 10(4) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16A the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

(5) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3A (the date for estimates in the pupil count being 15th January 1998), 4(1), 5(5), 7 and 9(1) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16A the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

Cambridgeshire County Council

(6) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of Cambridgeshire County Council and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3C (the date for estimates in the pupil count being 15th January 1998), 4(1), 5(1) and 7 and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16A the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

London Borough of Croydon

(7) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of the London Borough of Croydon and each secondary school maintained by that authority the numbers in paragraphs 3A (the date for estimates in the pupil count being 15th January 1998), 4(1), 5(6), 7 and 10(5) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16A the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

Cumbria County Council

(8) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of Cumbria County Council and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3A (the date for estimates in the pupil count being 15th January 1998), 4(1), 5(7), 7, 8(1), 9(6) and 10(6) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16A the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

Derby City Council

(9) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of Derby City Council and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3A (the date for estimates in the pupil count being 15th January 1998), 4(1), 5(1), 7, 8(2), 9(9) and 10(7) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16A the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

Derbyshire County Council

(10) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of Derbyshire County Council and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3A (the date for estimates in the pupil count being 15th January 1998), 4(1), 5(1), 7, 8(2), 9(10) and 10(7) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16A the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

London Borough of Ealing

(11) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of the London Borough of Ealing and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3B, 4(1), 5(2), 7 and 10(2) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of funding units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16C the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

London Borough of Enfield

(12) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of the London Borough of Enfield and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3A (the date for estimates in the pupil count being 15th January 1998), 4(1), 5(9), 6(1), 7, 8(3) and 9(1) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16A the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

Essex County Council

(13) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of Essex County Council and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3B, 4(1), 5(5), 6(1), 7, 9(2), 11(1) and 12 and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of funding units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall determine in accordance with paragraph 16C the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

Gloucestershire County Council

(14) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of Gloucestershire County Council and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3A (the date for estimates in the pupil count being 15th January 1998), 4(1), 5(8) and 7 and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16A the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

Hertfordshire County Council

(15) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of Hertfordshire County Council and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3C (the date for estimates in the pupil count being 15th January 1998), 4 (2), 5(10), 7, 9(1), 10(8) and 12 and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16A the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

London Borough of Hillingdon

(16) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of the London Borough of Hillingdon and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3A (the date for estimates in the pupil count being 18th September 1997), 4(1), 5(11), 7, 8(1) and 9(3) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16A the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

Kent County Council

(17) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of Kent County Council and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3D, 4(1), 5(12), 7, 9(7), 10(7) and 12 and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of funding units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16C the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

(18) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3B, 4(1), 5(8), 6(1) and 7 and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of funding units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16C the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

London Borough of Lambeth

(19) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of the London Borough of Lambeth and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3B, 4(1), 5(2), 7, 8(1), 9(8) and 10(9) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of funding units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16C the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

Lincolnshire County Council

(20) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of Lincolnshire County Council and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3B, 4(1) and 7 and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of funding units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16C the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

Luton Borough Council

(21) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of Luton Borough Council and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3A (the date for estimates in the pupil count being 18th September 1997), 4(1), 5(13), 7, 10(7) and 14 and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16B the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

Milton Keynes Council

(22) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of Milton Keynes Council and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3A (the date for estimates in the pupil count being 15th January 1998), 4(1), 5(14), 6 (2), 7, 9(1) and 10(10) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each new grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of Milton Keynes Council and each new secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3H and 4(1) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).

(c)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16B the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

Poole Borough Council

(23) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of Poole Borough Council and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3C (the date for estimates in the pupil count being 15th January 1998), 4(1), 5(3), 7, 8(1) and 10 (2) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16B the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

(c)In determining the number of registered pupils at St. Edward’s RC School, Poole aged 16 or over, the funding authority may exclude such number of pupils aged 16 or over at that school as they consider appropriate having regard to arrangements for the teaching of such pupils made between the governing body of that school and the governing body of St. Peter’s RC GM School, Bournemouth.

Rutland County Council (District Council)

(24) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of Rutland County Council (District Council) and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3A (the date for estimates in the pupil count being 27th August 1997), 4(1), 5(1), 7, and 8(4) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16B the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

Surrey County Council

(25) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of Surrey County Council and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3A (the date for estimates in the pupil count being 18th September 1997), 4(1), 5(8), 6(1), 7, 8(5), 9(1) and 10(7) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitute for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each new grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of Surrey County Council and each new secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3H and 4(1) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).

(c)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16A the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

London Borough of Sutton

(26) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of the London Borough of Sutton and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3B, 4(1), 5(8), 6(3), 7 and 13 and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of funding units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each new grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of the London Borough of Sutton and each new secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3H and 4(1) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of funding units for the school).

(c)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16C the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

Swindon Borough Council(26)

(27) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of Swindon Borough Council and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3B, 4(3), 5(15), 6(4), 7, and 9(12) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of funding units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16C the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

(28) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3A (the date for estimates in the pupil count being 15th January 1998), 4(1), 5(8), 7, 8(1), 9(5) and 10(7) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16B the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

(29) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3A (the date for estimates in the pupil count being 12th September 1997), 4(1), 5(2), 7 and 10(11) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16A the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

London Borough of Wandsworth

(30) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of the London Borough of Wandsworth and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3A (the date for estimates in the pupil count being 18th September 1997), 4(1), 5(16) and 7 and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16A the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

Wiltshire County Council

(31) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained secondary school situated in the area of Wiltshire County Council and each secondary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3D, 4 (3), 5(2), 7, 8(1), 9(12) and 11(2) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of funding units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16C the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

PART IIPRIMARY RELEVANT AUTHORITIES

Essex County Council

2.—(1) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained primary school situated in the area of Essex County Council and each primary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3E, 4(1), 5(2), 6(1), 7, 11 (3) and 12 and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each new grant-maintained primary school situated in the area of Essex County Council and each new primary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3H and 4(1) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).

(c)The funding authority shall determine in accordance with paragraph 16E the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

Gloucestershire County Council

(2) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained primary school situated in the area of Gloucestershire County Council and each primary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3F, 4(1), 5(2), 7, 9(11) and 11(4) and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of base units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16E the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

London Borough of Hillingdon

(3) (a) The funding authority shall determine, in the case of each grant-maintained primary school situated in the area of the London Borough of Hillingdon and each primary school maintained by that authority, the numbers in paragraphs 3G, 4(1), 5(2), 7, 8(1), 10(7) and 15 and the aggregate of such numbers (which aggregate constitutes for the purposes of this Schedule the number of funding units for the school).
(b)The funding authority shall then determine in accordance with paragraph 16F the amount of each such school’s CFF share.

PART IIIPUPIL NUMBERS

Secondary relevant authorities, with no middle schools deemed secondary schools, which use estimates of pupil numbers

(Barnet, Bournemouth, Bromley, Calderdale, Croydon, Cumbria, Derby, Derbyshire, Enfield, Gloucestershire, Hillingdon, Luton, Milton Keynes, Rutland, Surrey, Trafford, Walsall and Wandsworth)

3A.—(1) (a) The number which is the aggregate of—
(i)the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 who had not attained the age of 14 on 31st August 1996 multiplied by 5/12, and

(ii)the number which they estimate will be the number of registered pupils at the school on the date for estimates in the pupil count who will not have attained the age of 11 on 31st August 1997 multiplied by 7/12,

(being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 3);
(b)the number which is the aggregate of—

(i)the number appearing to them to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 aged 14 or 15 on 31st August 1996 multiplied by 5/12, and

(ii)the number which they estimate will be the number of registered pupils at the school on the date for estimates in the pupil count aged 14 or 15 on 31st August 1997 multiplied by 7/12,

(being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 4) multiplied by the number in column (3) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI;

(c)the number which is the aggregate of—

(i)the number appearing to them to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 aged 16 or over on 31st August 1996 multiplied by 5/12, and

(ii)the number which they estimate will be the number of registered pupils at the school on the date for estimates in the pupil count aged 16 or over on 31st August 1997 multiplied by 7/12,

(being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 5) multiplied by the number in column (4) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

(2) In determining an aggregate number of pupils under sub-paragraph (1) the funding authority may add or subtract such number, if any, as appears to them to be fair and reasonable, having consulted the authority, to take into account any pupils excluded from the school and any pupils admitted to the school, having been excluded from a grant-maintained school or a school maintained by a local education authority, during the period commencing on 17th January 1997 and ending on 30th March 1997.

Secondary relevant authorities, with no middle schools deemed secondary schools, which do not use estimates of pupil numbers

(Brent, Ealing, Essex, Kingston, Lambeth, Lincolnshire, Sutton and Swindon)

B.—(1) (a) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 who had not attained the age of 14 on 31st August 1996 (being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 3);
(b)the number appearing to them to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 aged 14 or 15 on 31st August 1996 (being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 4) multiplied by the number in column (3) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI;

(c)the number appearing to them to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 aged 16 or over on 31st August 1996 (being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 5) multiplied by the number in column (4) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

(2) In determining an aggregate number of pupils under sub-paragraph (1) the funding authority may add or subtract such number, if any, as appears to them to be fair and reasonable, having consulted the authority, to take into account any pupils excluded from the school and any pupils admitted to the school, having been excluded from a grant-maintained school or a school maintained by a local education authority, during the period commencing on 17th January 1997 and ending on 30th March 1997.

Secondary relevant authorities, with middle schools deemed secondary schools, which use estimates of pupil numbers

(Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Poole)

C.—(1) (a) The number which is the aggregate of—
(i)the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 who had not attained the age of 11 on 31st August 1996 multiplied by 5/12, and

(ii)the number which they estimate will be the number of registered pupils at the school on the date for estimates in the pupil count who will not have attained the age of 11 on 31st August 1997 multiplied by 7/12,

(being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 2) multiplied by the number in column (1) opposite the entry for that authority in table 1 in Part VI;
(b)the number which is the aggregate of—

(i)the number appearing to them to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 who have attained the age of 11, 12, or 13 on 31st August 1996 multiplied by 5/12, and

(ii)the number which they estimate will be the number of registered pupils at the school on the date for estimates in the pupil count who will have attained the age of 11, 12, or 13 on 31st August 1997 multiplied by 7/12,

(being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 3);

(c)the number which is the aggregate of—

(i)the number appearing to them to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 aged 14 or 15 on 31st August 1996 multiplied by 5/12, and

(ii)the number which they estimate will be the number of registered pupils at the school on the date for estimates in the pupil count aged 14 or 15 on 31st August 1997 multiplied by 7/12,

(being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 4) multiplied by the number in column (3) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI;

(d)the number which is the aggregate of—

(i)the number appearing to them to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 aged 16 or over on 31st August 1996 multiplied by 5/12, and

(ii)the number which the funding authority estimate will be the number of registered pupils at the school on the date for estimates in the pupil count aged 16 or over on 31st August 1997 multiplied by 7/12,

(being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 5) multiplied by the number in column (4) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

(2) In determining an aggregate number of pupils under sub-paragraph (1) the funding authority may add or subtract such number, if any, as appears to them to be fair and reasonable, having consulted the authority, to take into account any pupils excluded from the school and any pupils admitted to the school, having been excluded from a grant-maintained school or a school maintained by a local education authority, during the period commencing on 17th January 1997 and ending on 30th March 1997.

Secondary relevant authorities, with middle schools deemed secondary schools, which do not use estimates of pupil numbers

(Kent and Wiltshire)

D.—(1) (a) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 who had not attained the age of 11 on 31st August 1996 (being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 2) multiplied by the number in column (1) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 Part VI;
(b)the number appearing to them to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 aged 11, 12 or 13 on 31st August 1996 (being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 3);

(c)the number appearing to them to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 aged 14 or 15 on 31st August 1996 (being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 4) multiplied by the number in column (3) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI;

(d)the number appearing to them to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 aged 16 or over on 31st August 1996 (being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 5) multiplied by the number in column (4) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

(2) In determining an aggregate number of pupils under sub-paragraph (1) the funding authority may add or subtract such number, if any, as appears to them to be fair and reasonable, having consulted the authority, to take into account any pupils excluded from the school and any pupils admitted to the school, having been excluded from a grant-maintained school or a school maintained by a local education authority, during the period commencing on 17th January 1997 and ending on 30th March 1997.

Essex as a primary relevant authority

E.—(1) (a) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils in a nursery class at the school on 16th January 1997 (being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 1P) multiplied by the number in column (1) opposite the entry for the authority in table 2 in Part VI;
(b)the number appearing to the funding authority to be the aggregate of—

(i)the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 aged 4 on 31st August 1996, excluding any such pupils in a nursery class, and

(ii)the number of registered pupils who were aged 4 when they were admitted to the school in the summer term of the preceding school year and who attained the age of 5 during that term,

(being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 2P) multiplied by the number in column (2) opposite the entry for the authority in table 2 in Part VI;

(c)the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 aged 5 or 6 on 31st August 1996 (being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 3P) multiplied by the number in column (3) opposite the entry for the authority in table 2 in Part VI;

(d)the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 aged 7, 8, 9 or 10 on 31st August 1996 (being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 4P).

(2) In determining an aggregate number of pupils under sub-paragraph (1) the funding authority may add or subtract such number, if any, as appears to them to be fair and reasonable, having consulted the authority, to take into account any pupils excluded from the school and any pupils admitted to the school, having been excluded from a grant-maintained school or a school maintained by a local education authority, during the period commencing on 17th January 1997 and ending on 30th March 1997.

Gloucestershire as a primary relevant authority

F.—(1) (a) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 who had not attained the age of 4 on 31st August 1996 (being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 1P) multiplied by the number in column (1) opposite the entry for the authority in table 2 in Part VI;
(b)the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 aged 4 on 31st August 1996 (being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 2P) multiplied by the number in column (2) opposite the entry for the authority in table 2 in Part VI;

(c)the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 aged 5 or 6 on 31st August 1996 (being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 3P) multiplied by the number in column (3) opposite the entry for the authority in table 2 in Part VI;

(d)the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 aged 7, 8, 9 or 10 on 31st August 1996 (being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 4P).

(2) In determining an aggregate number of pupils under sub-paragraph (1) the funding authority may add or subtract such number, if any, as appears to them to be fair and reasonable, having consulted the authority, to take into account any pupils excluded from the school and any pupils admitted to the school, having been excluded from a grant-maintained school or a school maintained by a local education authority, during the period commencing on 17th January 1997 and ending on 30th March 1997.

Hillingdon as a primary relevant authority

G.—(1) (a) The number which is the aggregate of—
(i)the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils in a nursery class at the school on 16th January 1997 multiplied by 7/12, and

(ii)the number which they estimate will be the number of registered pupils in a nursery class on 23rd April 1997 multiplied by 5/12,

(being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 1P) multiplied by the number in column (1) opposite the entry for the authority in table 2 in Part VI.
(b)The number which is the aggregate of—

(i)the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 aged 4 on 31st August 1996, excluding any such pupils in a nursery class multiplied by 7/12, and

(ii)the number which they estimate will be the number of registered pupils at the school on 23rd April 1997 aged 4 on 31st August 1996 excluding such pupils in a nursery class multiplied by 5/12,

(being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 2P) multiplied by the number in column (2) opposite the entry for the authority in table 2 in Part VI.

(c)The number which is the aggregate of—

(i)the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 aged 5 or 6 on 31st August 1996 multiplied by 7/12, and

(ii)the number which they estimate will be the number of registered pupils at the school on 23rd April 1997 aged 5 or 6 on 31st August 1996 multiplied by 5/12,

(being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 3P) multiplied by the number in column (3) opposite the entry for the authority in table 2 in Part VI.

(d)The number which is the aggregate of—

(i)the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 aged 7,8,9 or 10 on 31st August 1996 multiplied by 5/12, and

(ii)the number which they estimate will be the number of registered pupils at the school on 18th September 1997 aged 7, 8, 9 or 10 on 31st August 1997 multiplied by 7/12,

(being for the purposes of these Regulations the number of registered pupils in age band 4P).

(2) In determining an aggregate number of pupils under sub-paragraph (1) the funding authority may add or subtract such number, if any, as appears to them to be fair and reasonable, having consulted the authority, to take into account any pupils excluded from the school and any pupils admitted to the school, having been excluded from a grant-maintained school or a school maintained by a local education authority, during the period commencing on 17th January 1997 and ending on 30th March 1997.

New schools in Milton Keynes, Surrey, Sutton and Essex as a primary relevant authority

H.  The number which the funding authority estimate will be the number of registered pupils at the school in each age band when the school opens as a school, divided by 12, then multiplied by the number of months during which the school is open in the financial year in question, counting the month in which the school opens as a complete month, and then multiplied by the number in the appropriate column for that age band opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI or, in the case of a primary school, in table 2 in Part VI.

PART IVOTHER FACTORS

Fixed Costs

(All relevant authorities except Hertfordshire, Swindon and Wiltshire)

4.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (4), the number in column (5) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI or, in the case of a primary school, in table 2 in Part VI.

Hertfordshire

(2) Subject to sub-paragraph (4), the number which, if the aggregate of the pupil numbers in the various age bands determined under paragraph 3C in respect of the school is less than 1,400, appears to the funding authority to be the difference between 1,400 and that aggregate, multiplied in the case of a middle school by 0.6, and then in all cases, divided by 100 and multiplied by the number in column (5) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Swindon and Wiltshire

(3) Subject to sub-paragraph (4), the number in column (5) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI in the case of a middle school and that number multiplied by 1.5 in all other cases.

(4) Where a school is to be closed as a school in the financial year in question, then the number derived from sub-paragraph (1),

(2) or (3) above shall be apportioned according to the formula A/365 × B, where—

A is the number in sub-paragraph (1), (2) or (3), and

B is the number of days in the financial year in question before the date of closure.

Special Educational Needs

(Bromley, Cambridgeshire, Derby, Derbyshire and Rutland)

5.—(1) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school who on 16th January 1997 were entitled to be provided with free school meals under section 512(3) or (5) of the 1996 Act multiplied by the number in column (6) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

(Barnet, Ealing, Lambeth, Walsall and Wiltshire, and Essex, Gloucestershire and Hillingdon as primary relevant authorities)

(2) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number treated by the authority under their scheme (or, where the school is a grant-maintained school, the number which would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as the number of points allocated to the school in accordance with the allocation formula under the authority’s scheme for pupils who have special educational needs but who do not have statements multiplied by the number in column (6) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI or, in the case of a primary school, in table 2 in Part VI.

Bournemouth and Poole

(3) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the aggregate for the school of A × B, which aggregate is then multiplied by C, multiplied by 100 and multiplied by the number in column (6) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI, where—

A is the number of registered pupils at the school of each age in column (1) of the table below as would be determined in accordance with Dorset County Council’s scheme for the financial year beginning in 1996;

B is the weighting in column (2) of the table below which is opposite the relevant age in column (1) of that table—

(1)
(2)

Age
Weighting

10
0.030501

11–13
0.0221003

14
0.0027669

15
0;

C is the average percentage of slow learners in the school as defined in Dorset County Council’s scheme for the financial year beginning in 1996 over the last three years for which data is available.

Brent

(4) The number appearing to the funding authority to represent the school’s share (or, where the school is a grant-maintained school, the share which would have been the school’s share had the school been covered by the scheme) of funding treated by the authority under their scheme as funding for pupils who have special educational needs but who do not have statements and allocated in accordance with the allocation formula under the authority’s scheme multiplied by the number in column (6) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Calderdale and Essex as a secondary relevant authority

(5) The number (expressed as a percentage) appearing to the funding authority to represent the share treated by the authority under their scheme (or, where the school is a grant-maintained school, the share which would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as the school’s share of funding, allocated in accordance with the allocation formula based on reading test data, for pupils who have special educational needs but who do not have statements multiplied by the number in column (6) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Croydon

(6) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the aggregate of the numbers of registered pupils at the school on 19th January 1995, 18th January 1996 and 16th January 1997 who were entitled to be provided with free school meals under section 512(3) or (5) of the 1996 Act divided by 3 and multiplied by the number in column ( 6) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Cumbria

(7) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number that would be treated by the authority, having regard to the “Richmond Test”, if their scheme as it existed in the financial year beginning in 1996 applied in the financial year in question (or, where the school is a grant-maintained school, the number which would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme), for the purpose of determining the budget share of the school for the financial year in question as the number of registered pupils at the school who have special educational needs but who do not have statements multiplied by the number in column (6) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

(Gloucestershire as a secondary relevant authority, Kingston, Surrey, Sutton, and Trafford)

(8) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number treated by the authority under their scheme (or, where the school is a grant-maintained school, the number which would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) for the purposes of determining the budget share of the school for the financial year in question as the number of registered pupils at the school who have special educational needs but who do not have statements multiplied by the number in column (6) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Enfield

(9) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number treated by the authority under their scheme, for the purposes of the SEN audit as therein referred to (or, where the school is a grant-maintained school, the number which would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as the number of registered pupils at the school who have special educational needs but who do not have statements multiplied by the number in column (6) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Hertfordshire

(10) (a) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number which would be treated by the authority under their scheme (or, where the school is a grant-maintained school, the number which would be so treated if the school had been covered by the scheme) as the number of points allocated to the school in accordance with the allocation formula under the authority’s scheme, on the hypothesis set out in (b) below, for pupils who have special educational needs but who do not have statements multiplied by the number in column (6) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.
(b)The hypothesis is that references to “present arrangements” in the allocation formula are references, not to “present arrangements” under that scheme, but to the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 18th January 1996 who were entitled to be provided with free school meals under section 22(3) or (3A) of the Education Act 1980(27).

Hillingdon as a secondary relevant authority

(11) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of points allocated to the school in accordance with the allocation formula under the authority’s scheme, devised by the Hillingdon Association of Secondary Headteachers, based on reading tests administered to pupils in the financial year beginning in 1996, multiplied by the number in column (6) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Kent

(12) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number treated by the authority under their scheme (or, where the school is a grant-maintained school, the number which would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as the number of points allocated to the school for pupils who have special educational needs but who do not have statements—

(a)in accordance with the allocation formula under the authority’s scheme, but

(b)using the weighting for each band in that allocation formula given in the authority’s scheme for the financial year beginning in 1994, multiplied by the number in column (6) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Luton

(13) The number appearing to the funding authority to be (A-B) multiplied by the number in column (6) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI, where—

A is the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school who on 16th January 1997 were—

(a)
entitled to be provided with free school meals under section 512(3) or (5) of the 1996 Act, or

(b)
in the care of a local authority, and

B is 2 per cent of the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997.

Milton Keynes

(14) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school aged 11 or 12 on 16th January 1997 who have special educational needs but who do not have statements as determined by the authority’s Gadapol Reading Comprehension Test multiplied by the number in column (6) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Swindon

(15) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number that would be treated under Wiltshire County Council’s scheme (or, where the school is a grant-maintained school, the number which would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as the number of points allocated to the school in accordance with the allocation formula under that scheme for pupils who have special educational needs but who do not have statements multiplied by the number in column (6) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

(Wandsworth)

(16) (a) The number determined in (b) below, multiplied by the number in column (6) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.
(b)The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number treated by the authority under their scheme (or, where the school is a grant-maintained school, the number which would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as the number of points allocated to the school in accordance with the allocation formula under the authority’s scheme for pupils who have special educational needs but who do not have statements, multiplied—

(i)in respect of so many of the said points which relate to free school meals entitlement, by 3.9630, and

(ii)in respect of so many of the said points which relate to the results of National Curriculum tests and tasks administered to pupils at Key Stage 2, by 20.7089.

Additional Special Educational Needs Provision

(Barnet, Enfield, Essex, Kingston and Surrey)

6.—(1) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school who on 16th January 1997 were entitled to be provided with free school meals under section 512(3) or (5) of the 1996 Act multiplied by the number in column (7) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI or, in the case of a primary school, in table 2 in Part VI.

Milton Keynes

(2) The number appearing to the funding authority to be (A – B) multiplied by the number in column (7) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI, where—

A is the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school who on 16th January 1997 were entitled to be provided with free school meals under section 512(3) or (5) of the 1996 Act, and

B is 15 per cent of A.

Sutton

(3) Where it appears to the funding authority that the school is treated by the authority in accordance with their scheme (or, in the case of a grant-maintained school, would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as attracting an additional learning support supplement as defined in the scheme, the number in column (7) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Swindon

(4) In cases where the average number, calculated on a monthly basis between 1st January 1996 and 31st December 1996 excluding August, of registered pupils at the school who are entitled to be provided with free school meals under section 512(3) or (5) of the 1996 Act, or whose mothers are in Women’s Refuges, or both, (represented by “A” below) is more than 10 per cent of the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school (represented by “B” below) on 16th January 1997, the number calculated in accordance with the formula—

Free School Meals (actual take up)

(All relevant authorities)

7.  The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 (or, if that date, in the opinion of the funding authority, is not representative, such other date in January as the funding authority may determine) who were provided with free school meals under section 512(3) or (5) of the 1996 Act multiplied by the number in column (8) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI or, in the case of a primary school, in table 2 in Part VI.

Small Schools

(Bournemouth, Cumbria, Hillingdon, Lambeth, Poole, Trafford and Wiltshire)

8.—(1) Where it appears to the funding authority that the school’s budget share for the financial year in question determined in accordance with the authority’s scheme includes (or, in the case of a grant-maintained school, that the school’s budget share so determined, had the school been covered by the scheme, would have included) an amount by reason of the small number of registered pupils at the school, the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of pupils below the relevant threshold or the number of points attributable to such pupils, as the case may be, in accordance with the authority’s scheme in respect of that factor multiplied by the number in column (9) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI or, in the case of a primary school, in table 2 in Part VI.

Derby and Derbyshire

(2) The number which appears to the funding authority to be the difference between the aggregate of the pupil numbers in the various age bands determined under paragraph 3A in respect of the school, and 700, (if greater than that aggregate number) multiplied by the number in column (9) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Enfield

(3) The number which appears to the funding authority to be the difference between the aggregate of the pupil numbers in the various age bands determined under paragraph 3A in respect of the school, and 730 (if greater than that aggregate number) multiplied by the number in column (9) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Rutland

(4) The number which appears to the funding authority to be the difference between the aggregate of the pupil numbers in the various age bands determined under paragraph 3A in respect of the school, and 720, (if greater than that aggregate number) multiplied by the number in column (9) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Surrey

(5) Where it appears to the funding authority that the school’s budget share for the financial year in question determined in accordance with the authority’s scheme includes (or, in the case of a grant-maintained school, that the school’s budget share so determined, had the school been covered by the scheme, would have included) an amount by reason of the small number of registered pupils at the school, the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number arrived at by calculating the difference between the aggregate of the following numbers—

(a)the number appearing to them to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 multiplied by 5/12; and

(b)the number which they estimate will be the number of registered pupils at the school on 18th September 1997 multiplied by 7/12, and

either 720 (if greater than that aggregate number) in the case of a school without a sixth form or 870 (if greater than that aggregate number) in the case of a school with a sixth form, and then multiplying that difference by the number in column (9) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Split Site

(Calderdale, Enfield, Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes and Surrey)

9.—(1) Where it appears to the funding authority that the school is treated by the authority in accordance with their scheme (or, in the case of a grant-maintained school, would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as having a split site, the number in column (10) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Essex as a secondary relevant authority

(2) Where it appears to the funding authority that the school is treated by the authority in accordance with their scheme (or, in the case of a grant-maintained school, would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as having a split site—

(a)the number in column (10) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI; or

(b)the number in (a) multiplied by 2, in the case of a school appearing to the funding authority to have at least two sites—

(i)more than 0.5 but less than 4 kilometres apart as measured by the shortest available route from main door to main door in the principal building on each site, and

(ii)where pupils travelling between those sites have to go along a public footway or road outside the curtilage of the school; or

(c)the number in (a) multiplied by 4, in the case of a school appearing to the funding authority to have at least two such sites 4 kilometres or more apart.

(Hillingdon as a secondary relevant authority)

(3) (a) In the case of The Douay Martyrs School, the number in column (10) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI; and
(b)in the case of Bishop Ramsey School, twice the number in column (10) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Barnet

(4) Where it appears to the funding authority that the school is treated by the authority in accordance with their scheme (or, in the case of a grant-maintained school would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as having a split site, the number in column (10) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI, multiplied in the case of a school listed in column (1) of the table below by the figure in column (2)—

(1)
(2)

Hasmonean High School, Barnet
1.70

East Barnet School, Barnet
1.96

(Bournemouth, Brent and Trafford)

(5) (a) In the case of St Peter’s RC School, Bournemouth, Alperton High School, Brent and Altrincham Girls Grammar School, Trafford, the number in column (10) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI;
(b)in the case of Kingsbury High School, Brent, the number in column (10) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI multiplied by 1.76; and

(c)in the case of Sale Grammar School, Trafford, the number in column (10) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI multiplied by 3.54.

Cumbria

(6) Where it appears to the funding authority that the school is treated by the authority in accordance with their scheme (or, in the case of a grant-maintained school, would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as having a split site, the aggregate of the numbers determined under paragraph 3A multiplied by the number in column (10) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Kent

(7) Where it appears to the funding authority that the school is treated by the authority in accordance with their scheme (or, in the case of a grant-maintained school, would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as having a split site, the aggregate of the pupil numbers in the various age bands determined under paragraph 3D in the school multiplied by the number in column (10) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Lambeth

(8) Where it appears to the funding authority that the school is treated by the authority in accordance with their scheme (or, in the case of a grant-maintained school, would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as having a split site, the number of points applicable to the school for this factor under the authority’s scheme, multiplied by the number in column (10) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Derby

(9) Where it appears to the funding authority that the school has at least two sites 500 metres or more apart when measured from the nearest points of access to each site, the number in column (10) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Derbyshire

(10) Where it appears to the funding authority that the school is treated by the authority in accordance with their scheme (or, in the case of a grant-maintained school would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as having a split site, the number in column (10) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI, multiplied in the case of the schools listed in column (1) of the table below by the figure in column (2) of that table —

(1)
(2)

New Mills School
2.29

Swanwick Hall School
2.60

Lady Manners School
3.17

Highfields School
5.29

Long Eaton Community School
5.47

Queen Elizabeth’s School, Ashbourne
5.89

The Dronfield School
5.96

Newbold Community School
6.13

Bolsover School
3.48

Glossopdale Community College
8.55.

(Gloucestershire as a primary relevant authority)

(11) Where it appears to the funding authority that the school is treated by the authority in accordance with their scheme (or, in the case of a grant-maintained school, would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as having a split site—

(a)the number in column (10) opposite the entry for the authority in table 2 in Part VI; or

(b)the number in (a) multiplied by 2, in the case of a school appearing to the funding authority to have at least two sites more than one mile apart.

(Swindon and Wiltshire)

(12) (a) Where it appears to the funding authority that the school has, having regard to the relevant provisions of Wiltshire County Council’s scheme, a split site—
(i)the number in column (10) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI, or

(ii)in the case of a school which received the higher of two possible allocations under that scheme for the preceding financial year, or would have received it had the school been covered by Wiltshire County Council’s scheme, the number in column (10) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI multiplied by 1.5.

(b)In the case of Hardenhuish School, the number in column (10) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Floor area

(Barnet)

10.—(1) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number (expressed in thousands of square metres) treated by the authority under their scheme (or, where the school is a grant-maintained school, the number which would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as the building cleaning area—

(a)adjusted by such amount, if any, as appears to the funding authority to be fair and reasonable to take into account any likely increases in area during the financial year in question; and

(b)multiplied by the number in column (11) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Bournemouth, Ealing and Poole

(2) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number (expressed in thousands of square feet) treated by the authority under their scheme (or, where the school is a grant-maintained school, the number which would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as representing the school’s cleaning area or the cleaned floor area of the school building, as the case may be, as therein defined—

(a)adjusted by such amount, if any, as appears to the funding authority to be fair and reasonable to take into account any likely increases in area during the financial year in question; and

(b)multiplied by the number in column (11) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Brent

(3) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number (expressed in thousands of square feet) treated by the authority under their scheme (or, where the school is a grant-maintained school, the number which would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as representing the floor area of the school buildings—

(a)adjusted by such amount, if any, as appears to the funding authority to be fair and reasonable to take into account any likely increases in area during the financial year in question; and

(b)multiplied by the number in column (11) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Bromley

(4) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number (expressed in thousands of square feet) which represents the floor area of the school buildings—

(a)adjusted by such amount, if any, as appears to the funding authority to be fair and reasonable to take into account any likely increases in area during the financial year in question; and

(b)multiplied by the number in column (11) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Croydon

(5) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number (expressed in acres) treated by the authority under their scheme (or where the school is a grant-maintained school, the number which would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as representing the site area of the school grounds—

(a)adjusted by such amount, if any, as appears to the funding authority to be fair and reasonable to take into account any likely increases in area during the financial year in question; and

(b)multiplied by the number in column (11) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Cumbria

(6) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number (expressed in thousands of square metres) treated by the authority under their scheme (or, where the school is a grant-maintained school, the number which would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as the cleaned floor area of the school buildings, as therein defined—

(a)adjusted by such amount, if any, as appears to the funding authority to be fair and reasonable to take into account any likely increases in area during the financial year in question; and

(b)multiplied by the number in column (11) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

(Derby, Derbyshire, Hillingdon as a primary relevant authority, Kent, Luton, Surrey and Trafford)

(7) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number (expressed in thousands of square metres) treated by the authority under their scheme (or, where the school is a grant-maintained school, the number which would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as representing the floor area of the school buildings—

(a)adjusted by such amount, if any, as appears to the funding authority to be fair and reasonable to take into account any likely increases in area during the financial year in question; and

(b)multiplied by the number in column (11) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI or, in the case of a primary school, in table 2 in Part VI.

Hertfordshire

(8) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number (expressed in thousands of square metres) treated by the authority under their scheme (or, where the school is a grant-maintained school, the number which would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as the area of the kitchen, swimming pool and rest of the site excluding the grounds, as therein defined—

(a)adjusted by such amount, if any, as appears to the funding authority to be fair and reasonable to take into account any likely increases in area during the financial year in question; and

(b)multiplied by the number in column (11) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Lambeth

(9) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number treated by the authority under their scheme (or, in the case of a grant-maintained school, the number which would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as representing the school’s floor area (expressed in square metres)—

(a)adjusted by such amount, if any, as appears to the funding authority to be fair and reasonable to take into account any likely increases in area during the financial year in question; and

(b)multiplied by the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 then divided by one million and then multiplied by the number in column (11) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Milton Keynes

(10) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number (expressed in thousands of square metres) treated by the authority under their scheme (or, where the school is a grant-maintained school, the number which would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as representing the security area for the school as therein defined—

(a)adjusted by such amount, if any, as appears to the funding authority to be fair and reasonable to take into account any likely increases in area during the financial year in question; and

(b)multiplied by the number in column (11) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Walsall

(11) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number (expressed in thousands of square metres) treated by the authority under their scheme (or, where the school is a grant-maintained school, the number which would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as representing the floor area of the school for the purposes of routine maintenance and restoration, as therein defined—

(a)adjusted by such amount, if any, as appears to the funding authority to be fair and reasonable to take into account any likely increases in area during the financial year in question; and

(b)multiplied by the number in column (11) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Turnover

(Essex as a secondary relevant authority)

11.—(1) Where it appears to the funding authority that the school’s budget share for the financial year in question determined in accordance with the authority’s scheme includes (or, in the case of a grant-maintained school, that the school’s budget share so determined, had the school been covered by the scheme, would have included) an amount in respect of the turnover of pupils, the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number by which the turnover of pupils for the school determined in accordance with the authority’s scheme (or, in the case of a grant-maintained school, that would have been so determined, had the school been covered by the scheme) exceeds the number appearing to them to be the threshold for turnover determined in accordance with the authority’s scheme (or, in the case of a grant-maintained school, that would have been so determined, had the school been covered by the scheme) multiplied by the number in column (12) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Wiltshire

(2) In cases where the number of registered pupils at the school who have a parent serving in the armed forces of the Crown, expressed as an average monthly percentage of the number of registered pupils at the school in each month between 1st January 1996 and 31st December 1996, is—

(a)greater than 20 per cent and less than 50 per cent inclusive, the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997, multiplied by A and multiplied by the number in column (12) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI; and

(b)greater or equal to 50 per cent, the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997, multiplied by three times the number in column (12) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI, where

Ais1 + ((thepercentageinquestion - 20) × 1 / 15)

(Essex as a primary relevant authority)

(3) The number appearing to the funding authority to be the number treated by the authority under their scheme (or, where the school is a grant-maintained school, the number which would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as the number of points allocated to the school in accordance with the allocation formula under the authority’s scheme for turnover of pupils multiplied by the number in column (12) opposite the entry for the authority in table 2 in Part VI.

Gloucestershire as a primary relevant authority

(4) Where it appears to the funding authority that the school’s budget share for the financial year in question determined in accordance with the authority’s scheme includes (or, in the case of a grant-maintained school, that the school’s budget share so determined, had the school been covered by the scheme, would have included) an amount in respect of registered pupils who have a parent serving in the armed forces of the Crown, the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number by which the number of such pupils determined in accordance with the authority’s scheme (or, in the case of a grant-maintained school, that would have been so determined, had the school been covered by the scheme) exceeds the number appearing to them to be the threshold for such pupils determined in accordance with the authority’s scheme (or, in the case of a grant-maintained school, that would have been so determined, had the school been covered by the scheme) multiplied by the number in column (12) opposite the entry for the authority in table 2 in Part VI.

London Weighting

(Essex, Hertfordshire and Kent)

12.  Where it appears to the funding authority that the school is treated by the authority in accordance with their scheme (or, in the case of a grant-maintained school, would have been so treated had the school been covered by the scheme) as in the London Weighting area, the number appearing to the funding authority to be the aggregate of the numbers determined under paragraph 3B, 3C, 3D or 3E in respect of the school, multiplied by the number in column (13) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI or, in the case of a primary school, in table 2 in Part VI.

Training Targets

(Sutton)

13.  Where it appears to the funding authority that the school’s budget share for the financial year in question determined in accordance with the authority’s scheme includes (or, in the case of a grant-maintained school, that the school’s budget share so determined, had the school been covered by the scheme, would have included) an amount in respect of training targets, the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number applicable (or, in the case of a grant-maintained school, which would have been applicable) to the school in accordance with the authority’s scheme in respect of that factor multiplied by the number in column (14) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI.

Joint Use

(Luton)

14.—(a) In the case of Stopsley High School the number in column (15) opposite the entry for the authority in table 1 in Part VI, and

(b)in the case of a school listed in column (1) of the table below, that number multiplied by the figure in column (2) of that table—

(1)
(2)

Putteridge High School
2.50

Lea Manor School
2.73

Nursery Units

(Hillingdon as a primary relevant authority)

15.—(1) Where it appears to the funding authority that a nursery class has the number of places in column (1) of the table below, the number appearing to the funding authority to be the difference between the aggregate of—

(a)the number appearing to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils in the class on 16th January 1997 multiplied by 7/12; and

(b)the number which they estimate will be the number of registered pupils in the class on 23rd April 1997 multiplied by 5/12, and

the number in column (2) of that table opposite the relevant number of places in column (1), multiplied by the number in column (14) opposite the entry for the authority in table 2 in Part VI.

(1)
(2)

Number of places in the nursery class
Relevant number

20 (see (2) below)
30

25
31

30
32

40
43

50
63

60
69

45
57

35
42

65
74

(2) Where there are 2 nursery classes each with 20 places the relevant number in column (2) of the table for those 2 classes combined shall be 61.

PART VCALCULATION OF A SCHOOL'S CFF SHARE

References in this Part to “the date for adjustment of last year’s estimates” mean in respect of a relevant authority the date shown opposite that authority in the table below.


Secondary Relevant Authority
Relevant Part of Paragraph 16
Date for adjustment of last year’s estimates

Barnet
A
17th October 1996

Bournemouth
B
16th January 1997

Brent
D
N/A

Bromley
A
16th January 1997

Calderdale
A
16th January 1997

Cambridgeshire
A
16th January 1997

Croydon
A
16th January 1997

Cumbria
A
16th January 1997

Derby
A
16th January 1997

Derbyshire
A
16th January 1997

Ealing
C
N/A

Enfield
A
16th January 1997

Essex
C
N/A

Gloucestershire
A
16th January 1997

Hertfordshire
A
16th January 1997

Hillingdon
A
19th September 1996

Kent
C
N/A

Kingston
C
N/A

Lambeth
C
N/A

Lincolnshire
C
N/A

Luton
B
19th September 1996

Milton Keynes
B
16th January 1997

Poole
B
16th January 1997

Rutland
B
28th August 1996

Surrey
A
19th September 1996

Sutton
C
N/A

Swindon
C
N/A

Trafford
B
16th January 1997

Walsall
A
13th September 1996

Wandsworth
A
19th September 1996

Wiltshire
C
N/A


Primary Relevant Authority

Essex
E
N/A

Gloucestershire
E
N/A

Hillingdon
F
N/A

Calculation of a school’s CFF share in existing secondary CFF areas : Authorities which use estimates of pupil numbers

16A.—(1) Sub-paragraphs (2) to (5) shall not apply in respect of new schools.

(2) Where the number, which appears to the funding authority to be the number of registered pupils in a particular age band at the school on the date for adjustment of last year’s estimates, differs from the number of registered pupils of that particular age band which it was estimated for the purposes of determining the amount of that school’s annual maintenance grant or budget share, as the case may be, in the preceding financial year, would be at the school on that date then the funding authority shall, subject to sub-paragraph (5), determine an amount in respect of each such category of pupils by—

(a)subtracting that estimated number from that actual number of registered pupils and multiplying the resulting amount by the amount specified in relation to the authority in whichever is the appropriate of column (1), (2), (3) or (4) in the table in Part VII in relation to that age band and by 7/12;

(b)multiplying the number calculated in accordance with (a) above by the “amount per pupil” used in respect of the school under the 1996 Regulations;

(c)subtracting from or adding to, as appropriate, the amount calculated in accordance with (b) above such amount, if any, as appears to them to be fair and reasonable, having consulted the authority, to take into account any transfer of an amount of funding in respect of a pupil pursuant to section 494 of the 1996 Act;

(d)subtracting from the amount calculated in accordance with (c) above any amount previously made available for the purposes of the school because of an increase in the number of registered pupils in that age band at the school; and

(e)subtracting from the amount calculated in accordance with (d) above any amount determined in respect of the school under regulation 45(7) of the 1996 Regulations in relation to that age band.

(3) (a) If after performing the operation in sub-paragraph (2)(c) above, the result is a positive number then the amount determined under sub-paragraph (2) is either the amount which results from carrying out the operation in sub-paragraph (2)(e) above or zero whichever is the greater.
(b)If after performing the operation in sub-paragraph (2)(c) above, the result is a negative number then the amount determined under sub-paragraph (2) is the amount which results from carrying out the operation in sub-paragraph (2)(e) above.

(4) For the purposes of this paragraph—

(a)the amount referred to in respect of each school as “the 1996–97 CFF floor” is the amount determined in respect of each school under regulation 48(1);

(b)the amount referred to in respect of each school as “the pure 1996-97 CFF share” is the amount calculated in respect of each school under regulation 40(1) or (2)(b) of the 1996 Regulations (as the case may be);

(c)the amount referred to in respect of each school as “the deviation from the CFF floor” is the amount which equals the 1996–97 CFF floor less the pure 1996–97 CFF share(28).

(5) The funding authority shall, in a case where regulation 43(11) of the 1996 Regulations applied, reduce the aggregate of the amounts determined under sub-paragraph (5) in respect of the school to zero and otherwise shall—

(a)in a case where the aggregate of the amounts determined under sub-paragraph (2) in respect of the school is greater than the deviation from the CFF floor and the deviation from the CFF floor is greater than zero reduce that aggregate amount by a sum equal to the deviation from the CFF floor;

(b)in a case where the aggregate of the amounts determined under sub-paragraph (2) in respect of the school is either—

(i)greater than zero and less than the deviation from the CFF floor, or

(ii)less than zero and the deviation from the CFF floor is greater than zero, reduce that aggregate amount to zero;

(c)in a case where the aggregate of the amounts determined under sub-paragraph (2) in respect of the school is less than the deviation from the CFF floor and the deviation from the CFF floor is less than zero, redetermine that aggregate amount to be equal to the deviation from the CFF floor.

(6) The funding authority shall determine the number (referred to in sub-paragraph (7) as the “total number of secondary base units for the authority”) which is the aggregate of the number of base units for each school determined under that part of Part I applicable to the authority.

(7) The funding authority shall determine the amount (referred to in sub-paragraph (8) as the “amount per pupil”) obtained by dividing the secondary schools total for the authority, less the aggregate for the authority of the amounts determined under sub-paragraph (2) in respect of each school, by the total number of secondary base units for the authority.

(8) The funding authority shall determine the amount (referred to in sub-paragraph (9) as the “number of funding units for the school”) obtained by adding to the figure which is the number of base units for the school the amount, if any, which is equal to the aggregate of the amounts determined under sub-paragraph (2) in respect of the school divided by the amount per pupil.

(9) The funding authority shall determine as the amount of each school’s CFF share the amount obtained by multiplying the amount per pupil by the number of funding units for the school.

Calculation of a school’s CFF share: Bournemouth, Luton, Milton Keynes, Poole, Rutland and Trafford

B.—(1) Paragraph (2) shall not apply in respect of new schools.

(2) Where the number, which appears to the funding authority, to be the number of registered pupils in a particular age band at the school on the date for adjustment of last year’s estimates, differs from the number of registered pupils of that particular age band which it was estimated, for the purposes of determining the amount of that school’s annual maintenance grant or budget share, as the case may be, in the preceding financial year, would be at the school on that date then the funding authority shall determine an amount in respect of such category of pupils by—

(a)subtracting that estimated number from that actual number of registered pupils and multiplying the resulting amount by the amount specified in relation to the authority in whichever is the appropriate of column (1), (2), (3) or (4) in table 1 in Schedule 6 in relation to that age band and by 7/12;

(b)multiplying the number calculated in accordance with (a) above by the age band 3 unit cost for the authority in column (5) in table 1 in Schedule 6;

(c)subtracting from, or adding to, as appropriate, the amount calculated in accordance with (b) above such amount, if any, as appears to the funding authority to be fair and reasonable, having consulted the authority, to take into account any transfer of an amount of funding in respect of a pupil pursuant to section 494 of the 1996 Act;

(d)subtracting from the amount calculated in accordance with (c) above any amount previously made available for the purposes of the school because of an increase in the number of registered pupils in that age band at the school; and

(e)subtracting from the amount calculated in accordance with (d) above any amount determined in respect of the school under regulation 45(7) of the 1996 Regulations in relation to that age band.

(3) (a) If after performing the operation in sub-paragraph (2)(c) above, the result is a positive number then the amount determined under sub-paragraph (2) is either the amount which results from carrying out the operation in sub-paragraph (2)(e) above or zero whichever is the greater.
(b)If after performing the operation in sub-paragraph (2)(c) above, the result is a negative number then the amount determined under sub-paragraph (2) is the amount which results from carrying out the operation in sub-paragraph (2)(e) above.

(4) The funding authority shall determine the number (referred to in sub-paragraph (5) as the “total number of secondary base units for the authority”) which is the aggregate of the number of base units for each school determined under that part of Part I applicable to the authority.

(5) The funding authority shall determine the amount (referred to in sub-paragraph (6) as the “amount per pupil”) obtained by dividing the secondary schools total for the authority, less the aggregate for the authority of the amounts for each category of pupils in each school determined under sub-paragraph (2), by the total number of secondary base units for the authority.

(6) The funding authority shall determine the amount (referred to in sub-paragraph (7) as the “number of funding units for the school”) obtained by adding to the figure which is the number of base units for the school the amount, if any, which is equal to the aggregate of the amounts determined under sub-paragraph (2) in respect of the school divided by the amount per pupil.

(7) The funding authority shall determine as the amount of each school’s CFF share the amount obtained by multiplying the amount per pupil by the number of funding units for the school.

Calculation of a school’s CFF share: Secondary relevant authorities which do not use estimates of pupil numbers other than the London Borough of Brent

C.—(1) The funding authority shall determine the number (referred to in sub-paragraph (2) as the “total number of secondary funding units for the authority”) which is the aggregate of the number of funding units for each school determined under that part of Part I applicable to the authority.

(2) The funding authority shall determine the amount (referred to in sub-paragraph (3) as the “amount per pupil”) obtained by dividing the secondary schools total for the authority by the total number of secondary funding units for the authority.

(3) The funding authority shall determine as the amount of each school’s CFF share the amount obtained by multiplying the amount per pupil by the number of funding units for the school.

Calculation of a school’s CFF share: London Borough of Brent

D.—(1) The funding authority shall determine the number (referred to in sub-paragraph (3) as the “total number of funding units for the authority”) which is the aggregate of the number of funding units for each school determined under paragraph 1(3) in Part I.

(2) The funding authority shall determine an amount which is 0.8 per cent of the secondary schools total for the authority (“the total contingency amount”).

(3) The funding authority shall determine the amount (referred to in sub-paragraph (4) as the “amount per pupil”) obtained by dividing the adjusted secondary school’s total for the authority, less the total contingency amount defined in sub-paragraph (2), by the total number of funding units for the authority.

(4) The funding authority shall determine as the amount of each school’s CFF share the amount obtained by multiplying the amount per pupil by the number of funding units for the school.

(5) The funding authority shall determine an amount (referred to in sub-paragraph (6) as the “additional amount per pupil”) by dividing the total contingency amount by the aggregate of the numbers appearing to them to be the numbers of registered pupils referred to in paragraph 3B in Part III on 16th January 1997 at each grant-maintained secondary school in the area of the authority and each secondary school maintained by it.

(6) The funding authority shall add to the CFF share for each secondary school maintained by the authority an amount which is the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997 multiplied by the additional amount per pupil.

(7) The funding authority shall determine as the “GM contingency amount” the amount which is the difference between the aggregate of the amounts referred to in sub-paragraph (6) for each secondary school maintained by the authority and the total contingency amount.

Calculation of a school’s CFF share: Primary relevant authorities, Essex and Gloucestershire

E.—(1) The funding authority shall determine the amounts which are in their opinion—

(a)the amount by which each CFF share calculated in respect of each grant-maintained and new grant-maintained primary school situated in the area of the authority and each primary school and new primary school maintained by that authority under regulation 42(3) would be reduced or increased by the application of the allocation formula in the authority’s scheme regarding the adjustments for teachers' salaries in small schools;

(b)the aggregate of such amounts; and

the funding authority shall treat amounts by which CFF shares are reduced as negative numbers and amounts by which CFF shares are increased as positive numbers.

(2) The funding authority shall determine the number (referred to in sub-paragraph (3) as the “total number of primary base units for the authority”) which is the aggregate of the number of base units for each school under that part of Part II applicable to the authority.

(3) The funding authority shall determine the amount (referred to in sub-paragraph (4) as the “amount per pupil”) obtained by dividing the adjusted primary schools total for the authority, minus the aggregate amount for the authority determined under sub-paragraph (1)(b), by the total number of primary base units for the authority.

(4) The funding authority shall determine the amount (referred to in sub-paragraph (5) as the “number of funding units for the school”) obtained by adding to the figure which is the number of base units for the school the amount which is equal to the figure determined under sub-paragraph (1)(a) for the school divided by the amount per pupil.

(5) The funding authority shall determine as the amount of each school’s CFF share the amount obtained by multiplying the amount per pupil by the number of funding units for the school.

Calculation of a school’s CFF share: Hillingdon as a primary relevant authority

F.—(1) The funding authority shall determine the number (referred to in sub-paragraph (2) as the “total number of primary funding units for the authority”) which is the aggregate of the number of funding units for each school determined under that part of Part II applicable to the authority.

(2) The funding authority shall determine the amount (referred to in sub-paragraph (3) as the “amount per pupil”) obtained by dividing the adjusted primary schools total for the authority by the total number of primary funding units for the authority.

(3) The funding authority shall determine as the amount of each school’s CFF share the amount obtained by multiplying the amount per pupil by the number of funding units for the school.

PART VI

TABLE 1

SECONDARY RELEVANT AUTHORITIES: FACTOR NUMBERS TABLE

(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)
(13)
(14)
(15)

CFF Area
Age Band 2
Age Band 3
Age Band 4
Age Band 5
Fixed
SEN
SEN Additional
FSM Take up
Small
Split
Area
Turnover
London Weighting
Training Targets
Joint use

Barnet
1.0000
1.2400
1.6400
68.5100
0.0083
0.0490
0.1393

35.3967
11.9203

Bournemouth

1.0000
1.5800
1.8500
68.3310
0.1416

0.1705
0.1427
20.9774
1.0450

Brent

1.0000
1.1000
1.3000
23.9283
0.0824

0.1449

80.7778
0.6549

Bromley

1.0000
1.2200
1.9400
74.4329
0.3126

0.1709

0.5657

Calderdale

1.0000
1.2200
1.2500
54.5331
4.8065

0.1091

21.8132

Cambridgeshire
0.7300
1.0000
1.2700
1.6600
110.3674
0.1961

0.1657

Croydon

1.0000
1.0600
1.5300
7.7733
0.2563

0.0816

3.8188

Cumbria

1.0000
1.2000
1.5700
15.9042
0.3483

0.1172
0.2037
0.0137
8.1365

City of Derby

1.0000
1.2000
1.4200
20.5784
0.4468

0.2152
0.2297
46.6628
10.6977

Derbyshire

1.0000
1.2000
1.4200
34.5661
0.3644

0.1930
0.2106
8.9285
11.4128

Ealing

1.0000
1.1900
1.2500
40.6897
0.0367

0.1429

0.9048

Enfield

1.0000
1.2800
1.6400
128.5244
0.1372
0.1816
0.1523
0.4658
37.2084

Essex

1.0000
1.2200
1.5700
108.3577
8.6237
0.0731
0.1813

20.9986

0.3339
0.0200

Gloucestershire

1.0000
1.2800
1.6700
110.2432
0.1238

0.2064

Hertfordshire
0.6900
1.0000
1.2800
1.3900
10.5954
0.2421

0.1171

67.5327
5.0532

0.0200

Hillingdon

1.0000
1.1700
1.5000
50.4686
0.1451

0.1113
0.1704
35.0036

Kent
0.6900
1.0000
1.1400
1.5000
28.4160
0.0895

0.1478

0.0130
9.3457

0.0200

Kingston

1.0000
1.0000
1.4600
109.0096
0.1939
0.1862
0.1573

Lambeth

1.0000
1.1200
1.3000
4.7895
0.0734

0.1356
0.3754
4.2458
9.8644

Lincolnshire

1.0000
1.0000
1.4800
47.7749

0.0924

Luton

1.0000
1.3800
1.7000
48.7297
0.0824

0.1657

7.6110

31.4187

Milton Keynes

1.0000
1.1600
1.6900
30.1939
0.4887
0.0459
0.1812

12.8898
4.8310

Poole
0.7800
1.0000
1.5700
1.8500
43.8750
0.1322

0.1684
0.0887

1.3440

Rutland

1.0000
1.1700
1.1700
119.6597
0.4286

0.1780
0.9000

Surrey

1.0000
1.1300
1.5900
80.7360
0.1239
0.0922
0.1480
0.2073
30.1908
4.6134

Sutton

1.0000
1.0700
1.5200
88.9594
0.6532
4.5814
0.1833

0.2471

Swindon

1.0000
1.3200
1.7700
74.6779
0.8215
0.2502
0.2381

32.5627

Trafford

1.0000
1.3000
1.6100
23.1032
0.5048

0.1547
0.2626
15.7878
17.1299

Walsall

1.0000
1.2900
1.4100
59.6899
0.2803

0.1655

6.6181

Wandsworth

1.0000
1.6200
1.8700
65.3382
0.0320

0.1399

Wiltshire
0.7700
1.0000
1.3200
1.7700
75.4806
0.7978

0.2695
0.7611
33.0729

0.0285

TABLE 2

PRIMARY RELEVANT AUTHORITIES: FACTOR NUMBERS TABLE

(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)
(13)
(14)

CFF Area
Age Band 1P
Age Band 2P
Age Band 3P
Age Band 4P
Fixed
SEN
SEN Additional
FSM Take up
Small
Split
Area
Turnover
London Weighting
Nursery Unit

Essex
1.4400
1.0200
1.0200
1.0000
42.7295
0.1241
0.1910
0.2018

0.2375
0.0200

Gloucestershire
1.0700
1.0700
1.0700
1.0000
31.5468
0.0148

0.2077

12.7892

0.1108

Hillingdon
1.2400
1.0100
1.0100
1.0000
52.1614
0.0709

0.2606
0.2234

11.9128

1.1800

PART VIITABLE

This is the table referred to in paragraph 16A of this Schedule, used to calculate retrospective pupil number adjustments for existing CFF areas which use estimates of pupil numbers in their pupil counts.


(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)

Existing CFF areas with estimates
Age band 2
Age band 3
Age band 4
Age band 5

Barnet

1.0000
1.2400
1.6400

Bromley

1.0000
1.2200
1.9400

Calderdale

1.0000
1.2200
1.2500

Cambridgeshire
0.7300
1.0000
1.2700
1.6600

Croydon

1.0000
1.0600
1.5300

Cumbria

1.0000
1.2000
1.5700

City of Derby

1.0000
1.2000
1.4200

Derbyshire

1.0000
1.2000
1.4200

Enfield

1.0000
1.2800
1.6400

Gloucesteshire

1.0000
1.2800
1.6800

Hertfordshire
0.6900
1.0000
1.2800
1.3900

Hillingdon

1.0000
1.1700
1.5000

Surrey

1.0000
1.1300
1.5900

Walsall

1.0000
1.2900
1.4100

Wandsworth

1.0000
1.6200
1.8700


Regulation 48(10) and (11)

SCHEDULE 6AMOUNTS FOR AGE BANDS AND AGE BANDS 3 AND 2P UNIT COSTS

TABLE 1

Amounts for Age Bands and Age Band 3 Unit Costs for Secondary Relevant Authorities

This table is used in the determination of the CFF floor of a secondary school situated in a secondary relevant authority which is a new CFF area to adjust for incorrect estimates of registered pupils (regulation 48(10)). It is also used in the determination of the CFF floor of a secondary school situated in the area of any secondary relevant authority to adjust for increases and decreases in the number of registered pupils between 18th January 1996 and 16th January 1997 (regulation 48(11)). The table is also used in paragraph 16B of Schedule 5 in the calculation of retrospective pupil number adjustments.

Relevant authority

(1) Age Band 2

(2) Age Band 3

(3) Age Band 4

(4) Age Band 5

(5) Age Band 3

Unit Cost £

Barnet

1.00000
1.24455
1.64354
1,570.40

Bournemouth

1.00000
1.57797
1.85397
1,236.45

Brent

1.00000
1.10390
1.29870
1,780.01

Bromley

1.00000
1.22000
1.94000
1,552.00

Calderdale

1.00000
1.22000
1.25000
1,580.42

Cambridgeshire
0.72651
1.00000
1.26875
1.66250
1,467.58

Croydon

1.00000
1.05507
1.53296
1,785.19

Cumbria

1.00000
1.20212
1.57306
1,375.34

City of Derby

1.00000
1.19847
1.41953
1,452.96

Derbyshire

1.00000
1.19847
1.41953
1,452.96

Ealing

1.00000
1.19497
1.25000
1,614.22

Enfield

1.00000
1.27516
1.63851
1,672.37

Essex

1.00000
1.22000
1.57000
1,521.46

Gloucestershire

1.00000
1.28000
1.73000
1,208.00

Hertfordshire
0.69269
1.00000
1.27707
1.38927
1,660.10

Hillingdon

1.00000
1.05000
1.42000
1,628.71

Kent
0.68712
1.00000
1.14375
1.49976
1,602.16

Kingston

1.00000
1.00000
1.45600
1,762.74

Lambeth

1.00000
1.12415
1.29652
2,056.49

Lincolnshire

1.00000
1.00010
1.47895
1,777.72

Luton

1.00000
1.37922
1.70592
1,419.16

Milton Keynes

1.00000
1.15184
1.67405
1,448.97

Poole
0.77941
1.00000
1.57797
1.85397
1,236.45

Rutland

1.00000
1.17055
1.17055
1,584.20

Surrey

1.00000
1.13452
1.59086
1,528.67

Sutton

1.00000
1.06893
1.51746
1,601.35

Swindon

1.00000
1.31740
1.77495
1,569.98

Trafford

1.00000
1.30195
1.61273
1,495.51

Walsall

1.00000
1.29130
1.41340
1,363.74

Wandsworth

1.00000
1.62444
1.87460
1,554.58

Wiltshire
0.77109
1.00000
1.31740
1.77495
1,569.98

TABLE 2

Amounts for Age Bands and Age Band 2P Unit Costs for Primary Relevant Authorities

This table is used in the determination of the CFF floor of a primary school situated in a primary relevant authority which is a new CFF area to adjust for incorrect estimates of registered pupils (regulation 48(10)). It is also used in the determination of the CFF floor of a primary school situated in the area of any primary relevant authority to adjust for increases and decreases in the number of registered pupils between 18th January 1996 and 16th January 1997 (regulation 48(11)).

Relevant authority
Age Band 1P
Age Band 2P
Age Band 3P
Age Band 4P
Age Band 2P

Unit Cost £

Essex
1.43817
1.01648
1.01648
1.0000
1,191.08

Gloucestershire
1.06545
1.06545
1.06545
1.0000
1,039.00

Hillingdon
1.24343
1.00941
1.00941
1.0000
1,193.23

Regulation 53(5)

SCHEDULE 7PRIMARY SCHOOLS' SHARES OF AVAILABLE OR CONTINGENCY AMOUNT

1.  In this Schedule “school” means a grant-maintained primary school situated in the area of the primary relevant authority concerned or a primary school maintained by that authority.

2.  The funding authority shall determine in respect of each school the number appearing to them to be the number of registered pupils at the school on 16th January 1997.

3.  The funding authority shall determine in respect of the relevant authority concerned the number which is the aggregate of the numbers determined in accordance with paragraph 2 for each school.

4.  The funding authority shall determine the amount obtained by dividing the available amount or the contingency amount (whichever is applicable in accordance with regulation 53(5)) by the number determined under paragraph 3.

5.  The funding authority shall determine as the amount to be added to the amount of the maintenance grant for each grant-maintained primary school in the area of the relevant authority the amount obtained by multiplying the amount determined under paragraph 4 by the number of registered pupils at the school determined in accordance with paragraph 2.

Regulation 58

SCHEDULE 8EXPENDITURE OF A CAPITAL NATURE

1.  Expenditure of a capital nature is expenditure on, or in connection with—

(a)the acquisition, reclamation, improvement or laying out of any land;

(b)the acquisition, construction, enlargement, improvement, repair or demolition of any building, wall, fence or other structure, or any playground or other hard-standing;

(c)the laying out of playing fields and other facilities for social activities and physical recreation; or

(d)the acquisition, installation or replacement of any furniture, plant, machinery, apparatus, vehicles, vessels and equipment,

used or intended to be used for the purposes of a school.

2.  In paragraph 1 “building” includes any fixtures and fittings affixed to a building.

Regulation 59(1)

SCHEDULE 9EXPENDITURE IN RESPECT OF WHICH SPECIAL PURPOSE GRANTS MAY BE PAID

1.  In this Schedule —

“eligible training” means —

(a)
the training or further training as teachers of persons other than qualified teachers who are employed by the governing body of a school; and

(b)
the further training of any qualified teacher who is employed by the governing body of a school; and

“trainee” means a person undergoing eligible training in respect of whom special purpose grant is being paid under these Regulations.

2.  The expenditure in respect of which special purpose grants may be paid is—

(a)expenditure for or in connection with any of the purposes relevant to schools for which grants for education support and training are for the time being payable to local education authorities by virtue of regulations made under section 484 of the 1996 Act(29);

(b)expenditure for or in connection with the training of any teacher or other member of the staff of a school including, in particular, expenditure on—

(i)tuition fees, examination fees and residential and other charges payable in respect of eligible training;

(ii)travelling, subsistence and other incidental expenses of a trainee;

(iii)that part of the remuneration of persons whose employment is necessary to free the trainees for training which relates to the period during which their employment is so necessary; and

(iv)the cost of providing (including the provision of premises), planning, co-ordinating, monitoring and evaluating eligible training:

provided that where such costs are incurred for such purposes and for other purposes special purpose grant shall be payable only in respect of such proportion of those costs as is attributable to the provision, planning, co-ordinating, monitoring or evaluation of eligible training;

(c)expenditure in respect of expenses which it appears to the funding authority the governing bodies of schools cannot reasonably be expected to meet from maintenance grant being expenses incurred or to be incurred for or in connection with—

(i)any structural survey which the funding authority have required to be carried out in respect of any building used for the purposes of the school;

(ii)the dismissal (whether by reason of redundancy or otherwise) or for the purpose of securing the resignation of any person who is or was a member of the staff of the school, and the premature retirement of such a person;

(iii)any costs incurred by the school in respect of Value Added Tax;

(iv)insurance of the school premises;

(v)meeting any urgent need of the school which in the opinion of the funding authority was occasioned by circumstances outside the control of the governing body;

(vi)the acquisition by the school of grant-maintained status, and the transfer to the governing body of the responsibility for the conduct of the school, where those expenses are incurred within 12 months of the date of implementation of the proposals in respect of the school;

(vii)the implementation of that part of the curriculum for the school falling outside the curriculum referred to in section 352(1) of the 1996 Act;

(viii)the transfer of land to trustees to be held on trust for the purposes of the school pursuant to section 296 of the 1996 Act;

(ix)a contract for the provision of property and services to, or for the purposes of, the school, where the provision of the services is linked to and dependent upon the provision of the property; and

(x)payment of employer’s contributions to the appropriate pension fund under the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations 1995(30).

(d)expenditure of a class or description relevant to schools and for or in connection with the purpose for which grants are for the time being payable by virtue of regulations made under section 488 of the 1996 Act(31);

(e)expenditure in respect of expenses which it appears to the funding authority the governing bodies of primary schools with fewer than 180 registered pupils cannot reasonably be expected to meet from maintenance grant being expenses incurred or to be incurred for or in connection with—

(i)the procurement of professional advice for the purposes of the school; and

(ii)staff absences; and

(f)expenditure for or in connection with the provision at the school of nursery education as defined in section 1 of the Nursery Education and Grant-Maintained Schools Act 1996(32).

Robin Squire
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,
Department for Education and Employment
20th March 1997

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations replace with modifications the Education (Grant-maintained and Grant-maintained Special Schools) (Finance) Regulations 1996 (“the 1996 Regulations”) which are revoked. The Regulations apply, in relation to the 1997–98 financial year, to grant-maintained schools and grant-maintained special schools situated in England but not to completely new grant-maintained schools. Such schools (i.e. those which are not former maintained schools or which are not established in place of existing independent schools) are subject to the Education (New Grant-maintained Schools) (Finance) Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/956). The main changes to the provision made by the revoked Regulations are set out below.
Part 2 of the Regulations provides for the determination and redetermination of the amount of maintenance grant to be paid to the governing bodies of schools in respect of which the Regulations apply whose maintenance grant is not determined under Part 3. This is on a similar basis to that provided for under Part 2 of the 1996 Regulations, save that—
(1) The percentages specified in the table in Schedule 1 are revised.
(2) Where a school is situated in the area of more than one local education authority, the Secretary of State can determine, after consultation, which is to be the local education authority in relation to that school (definition of “local education authority” in regulation 2(1)).
(3) Where the local education authority which formerly maintained a grant-maintained special school is subject to local government reorganisation (and may, for example, no longer exist) then the Secretary of State can, after consultation, determine that another authority shall be the local education authority in relation to that school. Provision is made where the scheme of that local education authority contains no provision for taking into account the needs of special schools (regulation 6(6)).
(4) The provisions relating to cash protection for certain schools are expanded (regulation 10).
(5) The funding authority may reduce the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of a school to take into account excessive balances carried forward from previous years (regulation 27).
(6) The funding authority may reduce the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of a school to take into account excessive severance payments to members of staff paid on or after 1st January 1997 (regulation 28).
(7) The funding authority may redetermine the amount of maintenance grant to take into account local education authority capital expenditure charged to their revenue account (regulation 33).
(8) There is no longer any provision equivalent to regulation 31 in the 1996 Regulations making allowances for the late supply of budget statements resulting from local government reorganisation.
Part 3 of the Regulations, following Part 3 of the 1996 Regulations, makes provision with respect to the determination and redetermination of the amount of maintenance grant payable in respect of a secondary school, or in certain circumstances a primary school which was formerly a secondary school, situated in the area of any of the listed “secondary relevant authorities”, which became a grant-maintained school on or before 1st April 1997. Part 3 of the Regulations also makes new provision in respect of a primary school, or in certain circumstances a secondary school which was formerly a primary school, situated in the area of Essex County Council, Gloucestershire County Council and the London Borough of Hillingdon (“primary relevant authorities”), which became a grant-maintained school on or before 1st April 1997. Part 3 does not apply to special schools. The basis of determination is similar to that under Part 3 of the 1996 Regulations save that—
(1) Even though the Regulations do not apply to completely new grant-maintained schools (i.e. schools which are not former maintained schools or which are not established in place of existing independent schools) such schools and completely new schools maintained by the local education authority are taken into account for the purposes of certain calculations e.g. the determination of a school’s CFF share under regulation 42.
(2) Part 3 applies in relation to grant-maintained schools which are established in place of existing independent schools with certain modifications (regulation 39(4) and Schedule 4).
(3) There is provision for an error contingency within the primary schools total (the amount determined by the Secretary of State to be the appropriate amount of expenditure of a recurrent nature to be incurred on grant-maintained (including new grant-maintained) primary schools situated in the area of a primary relevant authority and primary schools and new primary schools maintained by that authority) for the purpose of redetermining CFF shares on grounds of mistake (regulations 42(2) and 53 and Schedule 7).
(4) The funding authority can deduct from a school’s CFF share an amount to take into account excessive balances carried over by the school from the previous financial year (regulation 46).
(5) The funding authority can deduct from a school’s CFF share an amount to take into account excessive severance payments to members of staff paid on or after 1st January 1997 (regulation 47).
(6) The funding authority can redetermine the amount of maintenance grant where their determination was made in ignorance of, or was based on a mistake as to, some material fact, or was not in accordance with the Regulations (regulation 50(6)). Maintenance grant may only be revised downwards in certain specified circumstances (regulation 50 (12)).
Part 4 of the Regulations provides for the payment of capital and special purpose grants on a similar basis to that provided for under Part 4 of the 1996 Regulations. In respect of special purpose grants additional items are added. These are expenditure in connection with contracts for the provision of both property and services, the payment of employers' pension fund contributions and the provision at the school of nursery education. Special purpose grant may also be paid in respect of expenses incurred by the governing bodies of primary schools with fewer than 180 registered pupils (rather than 150 as under the 1996 Regulations) for or in connection with staff absences and the procurement of professional advice.
Consequent on section 257 of the 1996 Act, Part 5 of the Regulations, as did Part 5 of the 1996 Regulations, prescribes the total amount of maintenance grant in respect of schools to which the Regulations apply which may be recovered by the Secretary of State from the local education authority named in a determination under that section.
Part 6 amends regulation 23(2) of the Education (Grant-maintained Special Schools) Regulations 1994 which modifies the application of those sections in the Education Act 1996 which deal with the funding of grant-maintained schools in relation to grant-maintained special schools. The amendment is consequential on the revised definition of “local education authority” in regulation 2(1) whereby the relevant local education authority in relation to a grant-maintained special school may be neither the local education authority in whose area the school is situated nor the authority which formerly maintained it.


(1)
1996 c. 56. Sections 244 to 258 apply to grant-maintained special schools and their governing bodies by virtue of regulation 23 of the Education (Grant-maintained Special Schools) Regulations 1994, S.I. 1994/653, as substituted by regulation 11 of the Education (Grant-maintained Special Schools) (Amendment) Regulations 1994, S.I. 1994/1231 and read with paragraph 1(4) of Schedule 39 to the 1996 Act. For the meaning of “regulations” see section 579(1) of the 1996 Act.

(2)
Those grant-maintained schools established pursuant to proposals under section 211 or 212 of the 1996 Act in respect of which these Regulations do not apply are covered by the Education (New Grant-maintained Schools) (Finance) Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/956).

(3)
1992 c. 19.

(4)
S.I. 1996/889.

(5)
S.I. 1994/653; amended by S.I. 1994/1231 and read with paragraph 1(4) of Schedule 39 to the 1996 Act.

(6)
S.I. 1989/1287.

(7)
S.I. 1990/549, amended by S.I. 1990/2279, 1991/353.

(8)
S.I. 1991/353.

(9)
S.I. 1992/555; amended by S.I. 1992/1095.

(10)
S.I. 1993/568; amended by S.I. 1993/843.

(11)
The relevant Regulations are S.I. 1994/938, 1994/2111, 1995/936 (Amended by 1995/1554) and 1996/889.

(12)
The relevant Regulations are S.I. 1989/1287, 1990/549 (amended by 1990/2270 and 1991/353), 1991/353, 1992/555 (amended by 1992/1095), 1993/568 (amended by 1993/843), 1994/938, 1994/2111, 1995/936 (amended by 1995/1554) and 1996/889. See the effect of paragraphs 1(3) and 2(1) of Schedule 39 to the 1996 Act.

(13)
1992 c. 19.

(14)
1966 c. 42, as substituted by section 1(1) of the Local Government (Amendment) Act 1993 (c. 27). Section 11 is extended by section 211 of the Education Reform Act 1988 to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

(15)
These Regulations do not apply to those grant-maintained schools established pursuant to proposals under section 212 of the 1996 Act to which the Education (New Grant-maintained Schools) (Finance) regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/956) apply, see regulation 1(3) and (4) of these Regulations.

(16)
S.I. 1995/208.

(17)
1992 c. 19.

(18)
1989 c. 42.

(19)
S.I. 1980/918; amended by S.I. 1994/581.

(20)
Swindon Borough Council is known as Thamesdown Borough Council until 1st April 1997.

(21)
S.I. 1995/208.

(22)
S.I. 1994/653; regulation 23 was substituted by S.I. 1994/1231.

(23)
1992 c. 19.

(24)
S.I. 1995/208.

(25)
1966 c. 42, as substituted by section 1(1) of the Local Government (Amendment) Act 1993 (c. 27). Section 11 is extended by section 211 of the Education Reform Act 1988 to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

(26)
Swindon Borough Council is known as Thamesdown Borough Council until 1st April 1997.

(27)
1980 c. 20; sub-section (3A) was inserted by the Education Reform Act 1988 (c. 40), Schedule 12, paragraph 24.

(28)
Where a school’s pure 1996-7 CFF share is less than its 1996-7 CFF floor this figure will be positive, and where the pure 1996-7 CFF share is greater than the 1996-7 CFF floor this figure will be negative.

(29)
The current Regulations are the Education (Grants for Education Support and Training) (England) Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/514).

(30)
S.I. 1995/1019.

(31)
The current Regulations are the Education (Grants) (Travellers and Displaced Persons) Regulations 1993 (S.I. 1993/569; amended by S.I. 1995/543).

(32)
1996 c. 50.
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