New School Funding Arrangements 2006-07: The local authority perspective

Caroline Gulliver, Richard White, Mary Atkinson, Emily Lamont

22 March 2006

The school perspective

This report examines the implications of the new school funding arrangements to be introduced in 2006-07, focusing in particular on issues and support for schools. The main proposals include guaranteed multi-year budgets for schools, the introduction of a new ring-fenced Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) and the bringing together of the Standards Fund and the School Standards Grant into a new Single Standards Grant.