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Consultation on changes to schools funding launched

Stomont Executive press release - Department of Education

The Department of Education has launched a public consultation on proposed changes to the way schools are funded.

A Departmental spokesperson said: “In his statement to the Assembly on 11 June, Education Minister, John O’Dowd, announced changes to the Common Funding Scheme which determines how funds are allocated to schools. He undertook to seek the views of schools and other interested individuals and organisations on the changes which aim to focus resources directly at tackling educational disadvantage.

“A consultation document has been published on the DE website at: and anyone with an interest can make their views known until 5pm on Friday
18 October 2013.”

Notes to editors:

1. Visit for more information and to access the consultation document.

2. The Department of Education’s ‘Education Works’ campaign encourages families to play, talk, read and count with their child and to ‘Get Involved Because
Education Works’. The campaign highlights the vital role families can play in helping children do well at school and improve their life chances. Visit for more information.

Watch the TV ad on the Department’s YouTube channel:

3. See photos from the Department of Education in our collection at

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