On 19 December 2012 the department announced the details of the school funding settlement for the 2013 to 2014 financial year. This included details of the local authority dedicated schools grant allocations and the illustrative allocations for the pupil premium.

The following publications are available for download:

Dedicated schools grant

The following documents provide information on the dedicated schools grant as of July 2013:

Pupil premium 2013 to 2014


Having finalised pupil numbers and the funding already committed, sufficient funding remains to provide primary schools with an extra £53 to the end of the financial year for every primary pupil who is currently eligible for free school meals (FSM) or has been eligible for FSM in the past six years (FSM ‘Ever 6’). The final allocation figures include the additional payment of £53 for primary pupils. The remaining funding is being targeted at primary pupils to enable schools to tackle as early as possible the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

Secondary FSM ‘Ever 6’ and looked-after children continue to attract a premium of £900 per pupil and service children attract a premium of £300.

The tables listed below use the January 2013 school census data and looked-after children numbers from the March 2013 SSDA903 return.


Pupil premium 2014 to 2015

In the 2014 to 2015 financial year, the total pupil premium budget will increase from £1.875 billion to £2.5 billion. Schools will receive £1300 per primary pupil who is currently eligible for free school meals (FSM) or has been eligible for FSM in the past 6 years (FSM ‘Ever 6’) and we will allocate £935 for secondary FSM ‘Ever 6’ pupils.

We are introducing a higher rate of £1900 for looked-after children. We are also extending the eligibility criteria to include those pupils who have been in care for one day or more, as compared with the six months in care currently required.

For the first time, schools will also receive £1900 for eligible pupils who have been registered on the school census as having been adopted from care or leaving care under a special guardianship or residence order. We are not able to include these pupils in our illustrative allocation tables as eligible pupil data will be collected, for the first time, via the January 2014 school census.

The service premium will continue to be extended so that in 2014 to 2015, any pupil in reception to year 11 who has been flagged as a service child since 2011 will continue to receive the premium (‘Ever 4’ measure). The service child premium will be paid to schools at the rate of £300 per pupil.

The illustrative figures in the tables listed below are calculated using the January 2013 school census data and looked-after children numbers from the March 2013 SSDA903 return.
The conditions of grant 2014 to 2015 document will be published shortly.

Copyright licensing

From April 2013, the department will manage a national CLA Schools Licence for all state maintained schools in England. Schools need this licence in order to copy materials from books, magazines and websites legally. In addition, the deal will also include a new licence from the Music Publishers Association to cover copying of items such as printed sheet music. Details of how the scheme will operate and what the licences cover can be found below.

Educational Recording Agency licences for schools and academies and blanket options for local authorities

The Educational Recording Agency (ERA) has had a number of queries from its contacts regarding the ERA Licensing arrangements for the year commencing 1 April 2013.

The Department of Education and the Copyright Licensing Agency have agreed a 3-year deal in relation to the print based 'CLA Schools Licence' and the 'Schools Printed Music Licence' published by the CLA (for the benefit of relevant schools within England only).

This deal does not apply to the activities covered by ERA licences and ERA Plus licences.

Details of these licences can be found on the website: www.era.org.uk
If you have any questions about the scope of the licences, please contact ERA using the contact details provided.

Schools Block proformas

The following documents provide information on the local authorities’ Schools Block funding formulae for 2013 to 2014 financial year, as at 19 July 2013:

Schools Block Budget Allocations

The following documents provide information on Schools Block funding allocations to maintained schools (for 2013 to 2014 financial year) and academies (for 2013 to 2014 academic year), as at 19 July 2013:

Contact details

Educational Recording Agency
Email: licensing@era.org.uk