Finances & Resources
South Quay College is funded by the Department of Education.
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An Explanation of the Statutory Framework
Alternative Provision Free Schools (APFS) are funded through a dual – base and variable – payment system.
Base payment (place not learner)
- Directly funded by Central Government (EFA)
- Payments are set at £10,000 per place (not per learner)
- Funds are specifically ring-fenced by the EFA to ensure APFS have the budgetary capacity in meeting the operational needs of provision per designated place
- Number of places are determined by the EFA through evidence submitted, indicating level of demand from local authorities (LA)
Variable payment (learner not place) - pro rata
- APFS are given discretion on how much they charge commissioners (Local Authorities / Schools / Academies)
- South Quay College (CGC) use a tiered financial model, specifically designed to take into account all aspects of a learners needs specific to their individual case
- If local authorities, schools or academies have a high volume of learners being referred to CG APFS, then CGC will work directly with them to agree a set figure per learner.
78% of our 14-19 provision progressed positively into Apprenticeship, employment or further education. For many of them it was the first time they had achieved a qualification.
Staff monitor the destinations of their learners closely in the six months following completion of their courses and take very effective action to help those who do not immediately progress into further training or employment, back into education at South Quay College.