Cascade to: Local authority 16-19 education colleagues

On 19 January 2011 Schools Minister Lord Hill announced a £90 million package of funding for 2011-12 that includes

  • £57.4 million to address priority building condition needs of the sixth form college estate
  • £30 million for basic need funding for 16-19 student places so that schools, along with academies and sixth form colleges, can meet the demands of demographic changes
  • and for the first time, all sixth form colleges will be eligible for devolved formula capital – funding for maintenance given directly to the institution. This means the average sixth form college will receive an additional £40,000.

The Young People's Learning Agency (YPLA) is currently working on the criteria and process for distributing the funding, and we expect to be able to make further details available shortly.

Action required

To note.

Contact details

Mark Nightingale