Decision details

Local school funding formula 2021/22 for maintained schools and academies

Reference: D52706

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The council is responsible for deciding on a local schools funding formula for 2021/22, in order to distribute the Schools Block funding of the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) to all maintained schools and academies for their pre-16 pupils.


In the absence of the Director of Children and Families, the Chief Officer, Resources and Strategy approved the schools funding formula for 2021/22.


Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Learning, Skills & Employment

Other reasons / organisations consulted

A consultation has been carried out with all mainstream schools and academies, in line with the requirements of the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Detailed information about the local funding formula options was provided to all schools and a briefing session was held.


All Leeds maintained schools and academies

Leeds Schools Forum

Contact: Lucie McAulay 0113 3788766 Email:

Publication date: 02/02/2021

Date of decision: 10/02/2021

Effective from: 18/02/2021

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