Decision details

Schools Block Funding Settlement 2023-24

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet is asked to consider and approve the basis for calculating mainstream school and academy budgets for 2022-23.




1)   Note the overall Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) settlement for 2023-24 and the additional grant for schools;


2)   Note the Schools Block allocation for 2023-24;


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


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


5)   Approve a Minimum Funding Guarantee of 0.5% per pupil for 2023-24;


6)   Approve that no cap on individual school gains will be applied in 2023-24;


7)   Approve the request from the Schools Forum to de-delegate/top-slice funds from LA maintained primary and secondary schools’ 2023-24 budgets for the services listed at Appendix 4 to the report;


8)   Note the Pupil Growth Fund settlement and the budget decisions approved by the Schools Forum;


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


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

Report author: Shelley Kerslake

Publication date: 23/02/2023

Date of decision: 23/02/2023

Decided at meeting: 23/02/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 03/03/2023

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