Implementing the direct national funding formula

Closed 9 Sep 2022

Opened 7 Jun 2022


We're seeking views on our approach to implementing the direct National Funding Formula for mainstream schools.

Why your views matter

We are seeking views on our suggested approach to implementing the direct NFF, to ensure it is carried out effectively.

This consultation follows our summer 2021 consultation, Fair school funding for all: completing our reforms to the NFF.

Our first consultation focused on the principles of moving to a direct formula. Following consultation feedback, the government published its response. This confirmed our commitment to introduce the direct NFF.

We encourage you to read the consultation document before responding to the corresponding questions in the survey here.


  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • School support staff
  • Local authorities
  • SENCOs
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  • Parents
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  • Governance
  • Planning
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  • School and academy funding
  • School funding reform
  • Disabled children
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