DSG Funding Settlement Budget Overview 2021/22 (Melanie Ellis)
Melanie Ellis introduced the report (Agenda Item 10) which set out the provisional Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) allocation for 2021/22. The final allocation would be available once the DfE had updated the information following the October 2020 census data.
Melanie Ellis drew attention to section 4.1 which provided the initial allocations and the increase from the previous year. It showed that the Schools’ Block was increasing by £8.8m compared to the previous year and the High Needs Block was increasing by £1.9m. The budget for the Central Schools Services Block was decreasing by £20k. The figures for early years were not yet known.
RESOLVED that the Schools’ Forum noted the report.