With the announcement yesterday of the approval of Beccles and Saxmundham Free Schools I have calculated that next year around £2.6 million of funding will be received by Suffolk free schools for pupils not on roll.
Download the full spreadsheet on Wikisuffolk.Remember this is just the start of what this is costing. There is also:
- “Diseconomy” funding for management costs. We know Seckford’s management costs are around £1 million for Beccles and Saxmundham
- Building costs. We know just Stour Valley is costing £5 million. If all four cost this much that could be £20 million
- “Set up costs” paying for consultants, PR, lawyers and advertising. Who knows what this cost