School resource management: case studies

Examples of how schools can improve their financial management and efficiency.

These case studies show how schools and academies have developed effective financial management, resulting in better educational outcomes for children and young people.

Many schools manage their budgets very well, using their resources expertly to deliver high standards for pupils. This page provides examples of approaches that schools have found to be effective, which school leaders and governors can learn from to improve the budgeting processes in their own schools.

We would like to hear from you if you have any good practice examples or case studies you would like to share.

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Impact of school business professionals

Published 26 May 2016
Last updated 8 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added group 'Impact of school business professionals' and 3 case studies within group.
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  3. Updated to add 4 new case studies.
  4. First published.