What is High Needs Top Up funding?
The academy is funded on a notional formula per pupil. All schools are expected to find the first £6,000 from within the budget to support children and young people with SEND. The academy can apply for a “top up”, based on strict criteria, if it is felt that a child’s needs are above that which can be provided through the notional budget. The academy uses the funds to put appropriate support in place to meet the specific needs of the child.
There is a requirement for a yearly review to take place for each child who has additional funding that parents/carers are expected to attend.