School Funding Formula for Swansea
"A local authority much have regard to the desirability of such a formula being simple, objective, measurable, predictable in effect and clearly expressed" (The School Funding (Wales) Regulations 2010, Section 10 paragraph 2)
Did the authority provide a written explanation of the Swansea funding formula? Yes, Swansea sent a detailed document together with their calculations for each school.
Is the formula measurable? Is it predictable? Yes. With the necessary specific information related to a school it ought to be possible to work out how a school's funding was arrived at.
"The regulations require that 70 per cent of the funding must be distributed on the basis of pupil numbers. (School Funding in Wales Research Briefing August 2018)
Is 70% of school funding based on pupil numbers? The formula is complex and it is not immediately clear that 70% of school funding is allocated based on pupil numbers. It is also not clear that Swansea is ensuring "the same funding for pupils of the same age irrespective of the nature of the school which they attend" (The School Funding (Wales) Regulations 2010, Section 23 paragraph 1b).
References: Data Sources for Swansea