Revised arrangements for the Dedicated Schools Grant

Closed 15 Nov 2019

Opened 11 Oct 2019


We're seeking views on changing the dedicated schools grant.

Why We Are Consulting

The Department is consulting on changing the conditions of grant and regulations applying to the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG), to clarify that the DSG is a ring-fenced specific grant separate from the general funding of local authorities.

It also clarifies that any deficit an authority may have on its DSG account is expected to be carried forward, and does not require to be covered by the authority’s general reserves.  

The Government will then make a decision on the proposed changes, in time to inform the setting of local authorities’ budgets for the financial year 2020-21.


  • Headteachers
  • Local authorities


  • Education