Element 3 funding application form
This page is for schools and early years settings that want to apply for additional funding to support a child or young person with special education needs who does not have an Education Health and Care Plan.
Prior to applying for Element 3 funding, schools and settings are expected to have met all of the requirements of elements 1 and 2 - more information about the exact requirements can be found in the following document.
If you feel you have met the Element 1 and 2 criteria and wish to apply for Element 3 funding then please complete the application form below (please note, requests for Element 3 funding will not normally be considered where a statutory Education, Health and Care assessment is being undertaken):
Completing the Element 3 Funding Application
Pre F1, F1 and F2 - Click here to download the form
Years 1 to 11 - Click here to download the form
Send the completed form, with supporting evidence, to
Special Education Service
New Parks House
Or send us your completed form and attachments via AnyComms+*
*Please ensure that you select SES as the service for submission of attachments via AnyComms Plus. If you encounter difficulties with AnyComms Plus please contact application support on 0116 454 1110
Reviewing and re-applying for Element 3 funding
If an existing allocation is coming to an end, you can apply for it to continue by completing the relevant re-application form. These can be found below.
If you need help with the forms, or more information on the process, please contact Special Education Service on 0116 454 2050.
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