How should school budgets be allocated?
The Department for Education is considering introducing a "national funding formula" to decide the allocation of school budgets in England. Should school budgets be allocated by a "national funding formula"?
Officials said this did not mean local authorities, currently responsible for allocating funds, would be sidelined.
The move follows government concerns that many local council formulas currently used to decide how to allocate the so-called dedicated schools grant are out of date and do not recognise changes in schools in recent years.
Should school budgets be allocated by a "national funding formula"? How do you think such a change would affect schools funding? How would your local schools be affected by such a change?
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