Education Funding Agency (EFA)

An arm of the Department for Education that manages the funding for learners between the ages of 3 and 19 years and for those with SEN or disabilities between the ages of 3 and 25. The EFA allocates funding to 152 local authorities for maintained schools and voluntary aided schools. It is also responsible for funding and monitoring academies, University 280 Technical Colleges, studio schools and free schools, as well as building maintenance programmes for schools and sixth-form colleges.

Definition from SEND Code of Practice April 2015