Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education (SDBE) is the responsible body for all VA schools and receives funding from the Secretary of State each year (1 April to 31 March) for capital expenditure purposes only.
There are two capital grants:
- School Condition Allocations (SCA) – a single grant which includes for all VA schools that fall under SDBE’s funding responsibility. On an annual basis, each VA school has an opportunity to bid for SCA funding for capital works.
- Devolved Formula Capital (DFC) – an individual grant for each VA school that can be applied for throughout the year for schools to use for their individual priorities.
Advice has been produced by the DfE for schools and responsible bodies to help manage their school buildings and land, which can be found here Good estate management for schools - Guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
A summary document of this guidance will be produced through the SDBE and will be available on these pages soon.
Main contacts for further support
Schools Estate Manager
Buildings & Finance Assistant