Additional education funding includes money for SEND

News - 02 Sep 2019

The government has announced an additional £14 billion for schools over the next four years.

In a press release on 30th August, the government announced a funding boost of £14 billion for schools, from 2020 until 2023. This will include an increase in the minimum per pupil funding, taking secondary schools to a minimum of £5000 per pupil and primary schools to £4000 per pupil.

Crucially, the money includes £700 million in 2020-21 for SEND. There are as yet no details about exactly where this money will go, but it is assumed that it will go directly to the struggling High Needs block in local authorities, which would help them to manage deficit budgets and support pupils with the highest level of need. 

It is not clear whether further funding for SEND will be available after 2021.

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