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Freedom of Information Request

High Needs Block Education Funding

Received: 18 June 2019

Dear FOI Officer,

I am sending this request under the Freedom of Information Act.

1) Please state whether your local authority overspent its budget for the high needs / special educational needs funding block in each of the following financial years:

a) 2018-19
b) 2017-18
c) 2016-17
d) 2015-16

2) If so, please state the amount of the overspend, in

a) percentage
b) cash

terms, in each of the following financial years:

i) 2018-19
ii) 2017-18
iii) 2016-17
iv) 2015-16

3)
a) Please state whether your authority has asked for approval from your local schools forum to move money from the schools funding block to the high needs / special educational needs funding block in each of the following financial years:

b) Whether it was approved or denied in each year.

i) 2018-19
ii) 2017-18
iii) 2016-17
iv) 2015-16

4) If this was approved, please state the amount of money transferred from the schools funding block to the high needs / special educational needs funding block in

a) percentage of the total schools funding block
b) cash
terms, in each of the following financial years:

i) 2018-19
ii) 2017-18
iii) 2016-17
iv) 2015-16

5) If this was not initially approved, please state whether

a) Your authority appealed to the Secretary of State against a decision by the schools forum to refuse such a request or sought direct permission for such a request and

b) What the outcome of this appeal or direct application was

for each of the following financial years:

i) 2018-19
ii) 2017-18
iii) 2016-17
iv) 2015-16

Outcome / Documents

  • FOI DATA - application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet - Download
  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download

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