Briefing Note (BN123)

School funding reform: an empirical analysis of options for a national funding formula

Date: 18 November 2011
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DOI: 10.1920/bn.ifs.2011.00123

In this Briefing Note, we describe the options for a national funding formula for schools and examine how different options would affect the finances of different schools or areas of the country. Our analysis is based on data held by the Department for Education (DfE) and this work has been supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.