The F40 group have been working constructively and cross-party to achieve a National Fair Funding Formula for schools since 1995. There is a single page summary of their work now available. They are the only group presenting a methodology for the calculation of the Schools Block of the DSG based on the actual cost of running a school, more detail can be found in the Updated Proposal for a National Funding Formula for Schools – April 2019 and the other associated documents. They also address the other funding blocks including Early Years Funding Formula and the High Needs Block, the source of funding for Special and Hospital Schools, Alternative Provision and top-up funding for SEND in our mainstream schools. They do not cover Post 16 Funding which is not part of the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG).
On 14th May 2019 all F40 MPs were invited to a meeting in Parliament at which the presentation for MP’s and the latest F40 Funding Briefing paper (April 2019) were presented. There was also an opportunity for questions. A copy of the briefing was sent to all MP’s of the lowest funded authorities, including those unable to attend the briefing session.