Early Years funding for schools and academies

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Important dates for the 2017/18 financial year are as follows:


Free entitlement funding term 1 (Summer)

 Census day

Thursday 18th May 2017

 Adjustment cut off date

Thursday 29th June 2017


Free entitlement funding term 2 (Autumn)

 Census day

Thursday 5th October 2017

 Adjustment cut off date

Thursday 30th November 2017


Free entitlement funding term 3 (Spring)

 Census day

Thursday 18th January 2018

 Adjustment cut off date

Thursday 1st February 2018


For queries about payments or adjustment forms, please contact the School Funding Team by email at

For any queries related to census returns or secure data transfer, please contact the Data Team by email at e&

Funding adjustments

Should you have any changes in attendance, leavers or new arrivals at your school/academy after the census date, you will need to claim an adjustment to your funding. To do this please use the school adjustment form. You can download this below and send the form to the School Funding team via USO-FX or using secure email. Please do not send children's details by non-secure email.

Please note that any forms received without a signature will not be processed - please ensure that all forms are signed by the headteacher.

 - return via USO-FX or secure email.