Academies (including special academies) are funded on the same basis as maintained schools. They receive annual funding allocations from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), previously the Education Funding Agency (EFA).
The ESFA has published guidance on how academies are funded. It says:
We use the local authority (LA) formula to calculate [the funding for] mainstream provision, and place-led funding for pupils who attract high needs funding.
It also notes that allocations and payments to academies are based on an academic year. Maintained schools are funded based on the financial year.
The ESFA guidance linked to in section 1 explains that funding for academies comes primarily in the form of a grant known as the general annual grant (GAG). The GAG comprises the school budget share (SBS), which is calculated on a comparable basis as for maintained schools in the same LA.
Each academy has a funding agreement that it must publish. This sets out how the academy should operate.
Wardle Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or welfare of any of our pupils, please contact us.
By entering our site you agree to share our safeguarding commitment and accept the guidelines within our policy.Safeguarding and