The High Needs Funding process will
apply to all eligible Suffolk children in receipt of the 15 hours free
entitlement (Funded 2, 3 & 4 year olds) or up to 30 hours for eligible 3 & 4 year olds.
Under the new funding arrangements,
funding must follow children as near to ‘real time’ as possible, therefore it
will be necessary to assess every
eligible child each term in order to
ensure that providers are properly funded for each pupil they have with clearly
evidenced high tariff needs.
High Needs Funding is available for children whose special
educational needs are significant and
complex and the support
necessary to make provision for them, exceeds a nominal threshold of £2,550.00
(per annum) including the cost of the universal provision available for all
Please remember that High Needs Funding is a contribution, the amount is worked out by the hourly rate for the type need (complex, complex/severe or severe) multiplied by the number of hours claimed in a week, to match to early education grant hours claimed. This will give the termly total.
There are some examples below:
• Complex needs (£23.33 per hour) x 10 hours claimed per week = £233.30 per term
• Complex/severe (£36.67 per hour) x 15 hours claimed per week = £550.05 per term
• Severe (£50 per hour) x 12 claimed per week = £600.00 per term
For Schools only
This means that only a child in the Nursery Class will be eligible to apply in this section.
For Children in the Reception Class (YR) or above please click HERE
for more information.
Summer Term 2019: Deadline for submitting is 4pm on Friday 3 May 2019
will find an application form, EYFS tracker and appendix (descriptor) together
in one document listed by appendix.
Please select the most relevant appendix
and only fill in one per child. Ensure you read the guidance notes before
completing the form.
** ALL PAPERWORK HAS BEEN REVISED FOR SUMMER TERM 2019**
PLEASE READ THE GUIDANCE NOTES BEFORE COMPLETING THE FORMS
Appendix B - Vision and Hearing (Word) Appendix C - Speech, Language and Communication (Word)
Appendix E - Attention, Motivation and Engagement (Word)
Appendix F - Social Communication Difficulties and ASD (Word)
for all eligible children will need to be made during the first two weeks
of each school term. Information will be updated on this site termly for you to
download. It is your responsibility to look for this information and return it
to us on time. Reminders will not be sent.
REPEAT APPLICATIONS- The whole form will now need to fully completed for repeat applications, this change has been requested by the moderators.
All applications should be sent by secure email please read the HNF guidance notes for more information or click HERE
If you have any queries regarding High Needs Funding please email: EYCSEN@suffolk.gov.uk