The School Funding Reform of 2013 changed the way in which schools, settings and providers were funded for pupils with additional and special educational needs. The new arrangements means all providers are funded on an equivalent basis – pupils are funded in a comparable way whatever the institution they attend.
Statutory Education is funded by Central Government. The budget is given to Local Authorities who determine how it is delegated to schools and settings. All educational institutions have a budget to provide a quality teaching and learning environment. Their performance is judged by Ofsted.
The headings on this page give more information about the different types of funding.