Schools supplementary grant guide 2022 to 2023

May 10, 2022 | Finance Posts

What is the schools supplementary grant?

In addition to the school budget share, mainstream schools will receive additional funding in 2022/2023 through the supplementary grant.

The grant will fund early years, primary and secondary schools and post-16 provisions that fall under the public sector. It is being provided in respect of the Health and Social care levy and wider costs.

In primary and secondary schools, the grant is being provided to help with the continuing challenges Covid presents as well as the increase in staffing costs.

It will also give schools the resources required to raise attainment whilst tackling the ongoing cost pressures.

Schools will have the flexibility to decide how they spend the grant in order to best support the needs of their pupils and school.

Who is eligible for the grant?

The schools supplementary grant will fund the following providers:

● Maintained nursery schools

● Primary and secondary maintained schools

● Primary and secondary academies and free schools

● All through maintained schools

● All through academies

● 16 to 19 maintained schools

● 16 to 19 academies

● City technology colleges

The schools supplementary grant will only be payable to public sector employers. This means that further education colleges, sixth form colleges, independent learning providers, as well as private and voluntary sector early years providers will not be eligible to receive this funding.

How and when will the grant be allocated?

The funding is based on factors already in the schools national formula and will be received in three ways:

A basic per pupil rate:

£24 per pupil for their early years provision

● £35 per pupil for their post-16 provision

● £97 per pupil in primary

● £137 per pupil in key stage 3

● £155 per pupil in key stage 4

A lump sum of £3,680

A per pupil rate for pupils eligible for FSM6 

£85 per primary pupil

● £124 per secondary pupil


Additionally, an area cost adjustment will be used to uplift the grant rates for schools located in areas with higher wage costs.

School level allocations will be published later on in May 2022.


For more information and guidance on the grant visit the GOV.UK website here.

You can also find out more about our financial services for schools and academies here.