ASSEMBLY BUSINESS

Review of the Common Funding Scheme

The Education and Libraries (NI) Order 2003 requires the Department to draw up a Common Funding Scheme (CFS) for most grant-aided schools.  The CFS is used to allocate over £1billion to schools every year.  The CFS uses 16 factors to determine the allocation to individual schools.   The Minister commissioned an independent panel to undertake a review of the CFS. The report on the review can be found here.

The Committee for Education reviewed the independent panel’s report; sought evidence from stakeholders; and responded to the Minister setting out its views.  The feedback from stakeholders can be found here and the Committee’s response to the Minister can be found here.

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