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Freedom of Information Request

Special Educational Needs & Disability Top-Up & Banded Funding Arrangements

Received: 7 May 2022

* A copy of the Council's current operational guidance for SEND High Needs Block funding
allocation (a URL to current policy document would be fine);

* Information that describes 'top-up', 'banding,' 'matrix,' or 'element' arrangements that the
Council uses to guide its allocation of High Needs Block funding to mainstream schools, resource
base / units in mainstream schools, and special schools;

* Information showing the maximum High Needs or Top-Up funding allocation (in pounds) that
each specific band, matrix point, or element attracts in the current academic year (2022-23);

* Information showing the maximum High Needs or Top-Up funding allocation (in pounds) that
each specific band or element attracted for the previous academic year (2021-22).

o If funding allocations for each band/element in 2022-23 are identical to those in 2021-
22, please say so.

o If it is more efficient for you to provide these allocations based on financial years rather
than academic years, please use financial years instead.

o If the Council has changed its banding arrangements during the 2021-22 and 2022-23
periods, please provide information showing the previous banding arrangements as well
as the current ones.

o For special schools where banded funding is not used, please provide information
showing the 'top-up' allocation per place.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download