Universal Infant Free School Meal Capital Allocations 2014/15 (LA Maintained Schools)
Following the Government announcement regarding Universal Infant Free School meals capital funding, the workbook below providess the amount allocated to eligible maintained schools. The allocations are based on a per pupil (R, Y1 & 2) basis with a lump sum of £5000 for infant schools (figures based on October 2013 Census).
The allocations will be devolved to schools under the schools transfer arrangements in the first couple of months of the 2014/15 financial year.
Guidance is being sought from the DfE regarding some schools who are imminently converting to academy status regarding their capital allocations.
2014-15 School Budgets
Schools and Academies Indicative Budget for 2014-15
The target dates for issuing budgets for 2014-15 will be as follows:
|Special schools, nursery schools and Pupil Referral Units
||By 31 March 2014|
2013-14 School and Academy Budgets
A consolidated information sheet showing confirmed and indicative budgets for 2013-14 is now available. A separate briefing note is also available for guidance. Please enter your establishment number (a list is available if you are not sure) on the worksheet below - this will populate the summary sheet plus supporting pages which you can view and print as required:
Schools Block Funding Formula 2013-14
High Needs Funding
Full details including online application forms are now available on the High Needs Funding webpage.
Early Years Funding
Please visit the Early Years website where further information is available.
We are also providing a lookup tool for early years schools as follows:
Primary PE and Sports Grant 2013-14
An initial allocation of Pupil Premium was made in the 2013-14 Budget notification above. We have now received the updated pupil data and the following tool provides details of the final workings:
Devolved Formula Capital
Funding allocations were included in the July 2013 school transfers file (see below).
Budget Planning Guide
We have produced a guide to budget planning which explains the process and factors to be taken into account when producing a school budget:
Budget Top Ups and School Transfers
With effect from April 2013, budget top ups and school cash transfers will be delivered via both monthly and quarterly payments to school bank accounts. An updated explanatory note is provided below:
Any funding queries should be directed by email to the address provided against each funding stream as shown in the top up date file as follows:
Budget Planning Tools
The latest version of the tools available for schools to use in their budget planning are available below. Please save the file in a location of your choice and enable macros (if requested) when you open it.
We would strongly recommend that you print any notes or other guidance included with the tools which will help you in utilising the information required.
Cash Flow Monitoring
All schools are advised to monitor their cash flow throughout the year to ensure that they have sufficient funds in their bank account. An example of a cash flow spreadsheet is available below:
In the event that a school has to apply for an accelerated cash advance, they will be required to provide a copy of the above spreadsheet.