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High Needs

High Needs top up funding follows the pupil from school to school. Password protected budget and monthly funding spreadsheets.

High Needs top up funding

Leicestershire will only pay top up for Leicestershire children. If your child belongs to another LA the school will need to contact the other LA to agree the top up rate and procedures.

  

Mainstream School or Academy

Special School/ Unit and Resourced Provision in Mainstream School or Academy

Element 1

Basic entitlement - per pupil of £4,000 within school delegated budget

Place funding £10,000 through delegated budget

Element 2

Additional funding through the schools delegated notional SEN budget –  £6,000 of additional support per pupil

Place funding £10,000 through delegated budget

Element 3

Top Up Funding

Further funding required above the £6,000 of Element 2 to meet the assessed needs of the pupil

Budget centrally retained by local authority

Further funding required above the place element of £10,000 to meet the assessed needs of the pupil

Budget centrally retained by local authority

Mainstream Schools High Needs funding for Maintained Schools and Academies converting on or after the 1st April 2013 will transfer to the new high needs funding from the 1st April 2013. Existing academies and academies converting before 31st March 2013 will move to the high need funding system from the 29th August 2013.

Special Schools including Special Academies will change to the high needs funding from the 1st April 2013.

Special Units for Maintained Schools and Academies converting on or after the 1st April 2013 will transfer to the new high needs funding from the 1st April 2013. Existing academies and academies converting before 31st March 2013 will move to the high need funding system from the 29th August 2013.

Example Letter to other LA

Top Up Rates

Explanation

Schools need to pay the first £6,000 towards each pupil's additional support costs. If pupils start or leave part way through the school year this will be pro-rata'd for the number of school days that the pupil is on roll.

A large number of pupils start or leave at the end of each school year and so this spreadsheet shows the amount that schools will need to contribute if a pupil leaves at the end of the summer term (Sept starter) or starts at the beginning of the Autumn term (July leaver). 

                            Number days paid       2013/14 payment

July leaver                         64                             2,021

Sept starter                      126                             3,979

If a pupil leaves or starts on other days the support costs will be calculated at £31.58 per day for each day that the pupil is on roll.

Top up examples (Excel, 40Kb)

Further information

High Needs Guide For Leicestershire

High Needs Funding System (Xls 79Kb)

Moderation Guidance 2013

LMSS Moderation Timetable

Commissioning Timetable

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