High needs funding reform - stage 2

Closed 22 Mar 2017

Opened 14 Dec 2016


This consultation has now closed and the NFF has been finalised. You can see the illustrative impact of the final formula here.

We are introducing a national funding formula to make funding fair for local areas, children and young people. This consultations seeks views on the detailed design of the formula, building on the earlier consultation on the principles and structure.

The executive summary outlines our proposals and the effect on local authorities, and the consultation document explains these in detail. The effect on each area is shown in full in the impact tables. We have published a technical note to accompany these tables. The equality impact assessment considers how our proposals relate to the 8 protected characteristics identified by the Equality Act 2010.

If you have a question about the consultation process please email our dedicated mailbox. If your question is about the data or calculation used for a particular area, please include ‘NFF data query’ in the subject line.


  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • Local authorities
  • Pupils
  • Young people
  • Parents


  • Alternative provision
  • Post-16 funding
  • School funding reform
  • Disabled children
  • SEND code of practice