About This Consultation
This consultation seeks views on the Scottish Government's future approach to school funding.
The consultation invites views on the way education is currently funded in Scotland, the purpose of developing a new, more consistent approach to school funding, and the principles that should underpin any changes. It also sets out and seeks views on possible future approaches.
This consultation does not advocate a preferred Scottish Government approach. We want to hear your views as we develop options further.
Responding to this consultation
We are inviting responses to this consultation by Friday 13 October 2017. Please respond using the Scottish Government's consultation platform, Citizen Space. You can view and respond to the consultation online at: https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/empowering-schools/education-governance-fair-funding. You can save and return to your responses while the consultation is still open. Please ensure that consultation responses are submitted before the closing date of Friday 13 October.
If you are unable to respond online, please complete the Respondent Information Form (see 'Handling your Response' below) and send to:
or write to us at:Empowering Schools Unit
2A - South
Handling your response
If you respond using Citizen Space ( http://consult.scotland.gov.uk/), you will be directed to the Respondent Information Form. Please indicate how you wish your response to be handled and, in particular, whether you are happy for your response to be published.
If you are unable to respond via Citizen Space, please complete and return the Respondent Information Form included in this document. If you ask for your response not to be published, we will regard it as confidential, and we will treat it accordingly.
All respondents should be aware that the Scottish Government is subject to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and would therefore have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this consultation exercise.
Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public, and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public at http://consult.scotland.gov.uk. If you use Citizen Space to respond, you will receive a copy of your response via email.
Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered, along with other available evidence, to help us shape future proposals for the funding of Scotland's schools.
Email: Deborah Davies
Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House