This funding stream is from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). It is for learners with learning difficulties and/ or disabilities. It can only be used for learners 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 us.
Read the guidance on high needs funding on the GOV.UK website.
Any student costing less than £6,000 is not classed as high needs. They therefore should be funded out of the school's own disadvantage funding budget.
These documents can be downloaded from the HelpYouChoose website or from the Norfolk Schools website. Applications for high needs funding in school sixth forms should be made no later than the autumn term in which the student starts.
If you have any questions or require further information please contact:
Participation Strategy Team
Norfolk County Council - Children’s Services