Memorandum submitted by Hertfordshire County Council

 

Prior to the introduction of its single formula for early years funding, Hertfordshire had introduced a new social deprivation funding system for pupils in nursery classes and schools in 2008/09, based on the home IDACI scores of pupils.  For the single formula, the same methodology was then applied to all settings across the PVI and maintained sectors:

Pupils are matched to their home neighbourhood using their postcodes and an associated IDACI score identified ;
The sum of the scores attributed to each child at a setting is then calculated by simply adding up the individual IDACI scores of each child;
The setting receives an additional amount of approximately 30p per hour or 140 per annum per IDACI score of 1.0.
If the total IDACI score for a setting as a proportion of the total number of pupils exceeds 17%, then the setting receives an additional amount of approximately 1.05 per hour or 500 per annum per IDACI score of 1.0 above 17%.

December 2009