This funding stream is from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and is for learners with learning difficulties and or disabilities and can only be used when attending ESFA approved providers. For funding purposes, a high needs student is defined as:
In all instances, a high needs student’s placement must be agreed by the local authority.
For further information go to the GOV.UK website or click on the links below:
Any student costing less than £6,000 is not classed as high needs and therefore should be funded out of the school's own disadvantage funding budget.
Follow the links below for more information:
These documents can be downloaded from the HelpYouChoose websitein the 'Advisers and Teachers' section or from the Norfolk Schools Website. Applications for high needs funding in school sixth forms for 2017/18 should be made as soon as possible and preferably no later than the autumn term in which they start.
If you have any questions or require further information please contact:
Participation Strategy Team
Norfolk County Council - Children’s Services
T:: 01603 222390