HC Deb 19 November 1996 vol 285 c489W
Miss Emma Nicholson

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment on what basis extra per capita funding is available for(a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils with special educational needs. [4500]

Mr. Robin Squire

When allocating funds to schools under local management of schools schemes, local education authorities may include factors in their formulae which allocate additional funding for non-statemented special educational needs based on proxy indicators of need such as free school meals, or direct indicators of need such as SEN audits. Such factors may be applied to both primary and secondary schools.