Fair Funding for All

  • By SamiraIslam

 

London Councils has responded to the Government’s Fair Funding for All consultation by urging against the implementation of a hard national funding formula (NFF) which removes any local flexibility from the school funding system. The current ‘soft’ formula enables head teachers and local authorities, via the Schools Forum, to address any local issues through a local formula applied on top of the NFF in a fair and transparent way. Local decision-making has supported many London schools through difficult financial periods, such as a sudden change in leadership or growth.

Moving schools’ funding allocations closer to the NFF will be destabilising for some London schools, particularly small primary schools, and we are concerned about the impact that this will have on children’s learning.

 

Read London Councils' consultation response here.