Coronavirus

Because of government guidance on coronavirus a number of our buildings are now closed and events listed on our site are subject to change or cancellation. Changes to council services, advice and support we can provide, the latest local news and links to Government advice is available on our dedicated coronavirus information page. Go to our coronavirus information page

School service changes due to coronavirus

Schools are closed except for children of key workers. The in year admissions applications process is open but we won't process applications until schools resume. Pupils who are eligible for free school meals have the option to claim weekly shopping vouchers from their schools during the coronavirus outbreak.

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School finance

The Council has provided financial statements relating to Children's Services.

The statements consist of a series of tables that show the allocation and expenditure of resources to schools and all other aspects of Children's Services.

Section 251 Budget Statement

Under Section 251 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009, the local authority must prepare a budget statement at the start of each financial year for submission to the Secretary of State for Education.

The Statement provides details of:

  • LA Level Information (Table 1)
  • School Table High Needs and AP settings (Table 2)
  • Early Years Proforma

Its purpose is to inform schools, parents and others with an interest in education, to inform policy making, and to meet reporting requirements set by Parliament and the Treasury.

Section 251 Outturn Statement

Under Section 251 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009, the local authority must prepare an outturn statement after the end of each financial year for submission to the Secretary of State for Education.

The Statement provides details of:

  • funding and expenditure by the local authority (Table A)
  • expenditure on children's and young people's services (Table A1)

Its purpose is to inform schools, parents and others with an interest in education, to inform policy making, and to meet reporting requirements set by Parliament and the Treasury.​

Scheme for financing schools

In accordance to Section 48 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 and Schedule 14 to the Act, Local Authorities are required to publish schemes for financing schools setting out the financial relationship between them and the schools they maintain.

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