Local authority schools financial reporting and assurance

Financial management and efficiency, reporting frameworks, identify potential fraud, assurance guidance.

Guidance and regulation

  1. Schools financial value standard (SFVS) and assurance
  2. Compare your school's budget: financial benchmarking
  3. Consistent financial reporting (CFR) framework
  1. Section 251: 2017 to 2018

    • Detailed guide
    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
  2. Schools financial efficiency: metric tool

    • Guidance
    • Department for Education
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News and communications

Policy and engagement

  1. Sharing support staff across schools in a multi-academy trust

    • Closed organisation: Education Funding Agency
    • Case study
  2. Curriculum-led budget planning puts pupil outcomes first

    • Closed organisation: Education Funding Agency
    • Case study
  3. Strategic deployment of staff makes school more efficient

    • Closed organisation: Education Funding Agency
    • Case study
  4. Finding efficiencies in support staff spending

    • Closed organisation: Education Funding Agency
    • Case study
  5. Three-year budget plan helps schools to address budget deficit

    • Closed organisation: Education Funding Agency
    • Case study
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Transparency

  1. Section 251 data: testing accuracy and a proposed alternative

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  2. Section 251 outturn: 2014 to 2015 data

    • Closed organisation: Education Funding Agency
    • Transparency
  3. Section 251 outturn: 2013 to 2014 data

    • Closed organisation: Education Funding Agency
    • Transparency
  4. Section 251 budget workbooks: 2014 to 2015

    • Closed organisation: Education Funding Agency
    • Transparency
  5. Section 251 budget: 2014 to 2015 data

    • Closed organisation: Education Funding Agency
    • Transparency
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