Decision details

Schools Block Funding Settlement 2022-23

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Councillor A Dale introduced a report, which had been circulated in advance of the meeting, seeking approval for the basis for calculating mainstream school and academy budgets for 2022-23.


Councillor Dale said that although the report was largely technical in nature, he was pleased to note a 6.5% interest in the funding stream which would help to partly offset the current high level of inflation.  




1)   Note the overall DSG settlement for 2022-23 and the Supplementary Grant for schools;


2)   Note the Schools Block allocation for 2022-23;


3)   Note the National Funding Formula multipliers set out in Appendix 2 to the report;


4)   Approve the local mainstream formula multipliers set out in Appendix 3 to the report as the basis for calculating Derbyshire school and academy budgets;


5)   Approve a Minimum Funding Guarantee of 1% per pupil for 2022-23;


6)   Approve that no cap on individual school gains will be applied in 2022-23;


7)   Approve the request from the Schools Forum to de-delegate/top-slice funds from LA maintained primary and secondary schools’ 2022-23 budgets for the services listed at Appendix 4 to the report;


8)   Approve that any matters of detail regarding the calculation of school budgets be delegated to the Executive Director for Children’s Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education; and


9)   Agree to receive further reports on the other DSG blocks at future meetings.

Publication date: 24/01/2022

Date of decision: 24/01/2022

Decided at meeting: 24/01/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/02/2022

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