Decision details

National Funding Formula implementation for Staffordshire schools

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Implementing the national funding formula for Staffordshire schools during the transitional ‘soft’ years.


Mark Sutton

“Historically, Staffordshire has been one of the lowest funded authorities in terms of schools.  For years we have been campaigning at a local and national level for fairer funding for our schools, to help ensure Staffordshire children receive the best education possible, and these new Government measures represent a real step in the right direction.”


Mark Sutton, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People


“As we move towards embracing the National Funding Formula, the news that schools in Staffordshire will get an extra £9.5million is a welcome step forward.  We will be working closely with schools to implement the new formula over the coming months.


We will continue to push for fair funding for education in Staffordshire to give our schools, teachers and children the resources they need.”


Philip White, Cabinet Support Member for Learning and Employability



Reasons for the Decision – To consider the impact of the National Funding Formula (NFF) on Staffordshire schools and the proposed transition to the NFF from April 2018


Decision –That the new funding formula for Staffordshire schools during the ‘soft years’ of the National Funding Formula (NFF), from 1 April 2018, be approved.

Report author: Neil Adams

Publication date: 18/01/2018

Date of decision: 17/01/2018

Decided at meeting: 17/01/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/01/2018

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