Decision details

High Needs Block Funding Settlement 2023-24

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To inform Cabinet of the High Needs Block settlement of the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) and to seek approval to its allocation for 2023-24.




1)    Note the high needs settlement for 2023-24;


2)    Approve the places commissioned in Appendix three of the report;


3)    Approve the increase to special school, support centre and ER Element 3 profiles in top ups as set out in section 4.2, Appendix 4 of the report;


4)    Approve the central high needs budgets in Appendix five of the report; and


5)    Agree to accept the Forum’s request to de-delegate funds for the functions listed in section 4.6 of the report.

Report author: Shelley Kerslake

Publication date: 16/03/2023

Date of decision: 16/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 16/03/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/03/2023

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