Issue details

School Funding Formula 2023-24

A decision needs to be taken on the form of the school funding formula for 2023-24 for Westmorland & Furness and Cumberland authorities. The Department for Education has confirmed that the local authority must consult all schools and schools forum on an annual basis on changes to the school funding formula as local authorities continue to have flexibility to decide whether to implement the national funding formula or a local agreed funding formula for schools and continue to have flexibility to transfer funding from the schools block to high needs block.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 2 electoral divisions;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Public  -

Decision due: 15 Dec 2022 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning

Lead director: Executive Director - People (Deputy Chief Executive)

Department: People

Contact: John Readman, Executive Director (People) Cumbria House, 117 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RD Email:


Consultation with all schools.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee / Advisory Board: Scrutiny Advisory Board - Children and Young People

Agenda items


  • CAB 15/12 - School Funding Formula 2023-24