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Post-16 students with special educational needs

Like academies, all post-16 providers receive their main funding directly from the EFA. However, the funding for students with SEN follows the same principles as for mainstream schools and academies. They will receive:

  • Element 1 - core funding for each student calculated by a national 16 - 19 funding system
  • Element 2 - an allocation of up to £6,000 to support identified students with SEN based on agreed numbers
  • Element 3 - top-up funding from the local authority to meet the agreed needs of individual pupils placed with them who require additional support.

This funding applies to:

  • Mainstream school sixth forms
  • Sixth form colleges
  • Post-16 in special schools
  • Colleges of further education
  • Specialist colleges
  • Other providers such as training providers
  • Out of county post-16 providers

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