Need-to-know: ‘Little extras’ – how much funding will your school get?

11January 2019

Use the DfE’s ready reckoner to find out how much additional capital funding you might get for 2018 to 2019, as announced in the government’s autumn budget. 

How much?

In case you missed it, the DfE’s confirmed you’ll receive:

  • A lump sum of £3,000
  • A further amount based on your pupil numbers 

Estimate your full allocation using the DfE’s ready reckoner tool. You’ll need the pupil numbers you entered in the spring 2017 census, or 2018 census depending on when your school first opened. 

The DfE expects an average size primary school to receive £10,000, and an average size secondary school to receive £50,000.


The DfE says it’ll be publishing final allocations “in the new year”, but hasn’t yet confirmed the payment date. We’ve contacted it for clarity on this, and we’ll update you as soon as we know more.    

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