Collection

Section 251 documents

Documents to help local authorities comply with section 251 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009.

Information to help local authorities prepare and submit annually to the Secretary of State separate budget and outturn statements about their planned and actual expenditure. The statements cover expenditure for education and children’s social care functions as required under section 251.

Section 251 replaces section 52 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 in England. Section 52 still applies in Wales.

The statements are the primary means of informing schools and the public in general about local authority funding and expenditure plans. They provide detailed information in a form that allows benchmarking by schools forums and authorities.

251 budget queries

Administration directions

  1. Section 251: administrative direction

    • 17 July 2014
    • Notice
  2. Administrative direction budgets

    • 30 September 2013
    • Guidance

Section 251: 2014 to 2015

  1. Section 251 budget: 2014 to 2015

    • 28 February 2014
    • Guidance
  2. Section 251 budget: 2014 to 2015 data

    • 25 September 2014
    • Transparency data
  3. Section 251 budget workbooks: 2014 to 2015

    • 10 October 2014
    • Transparency data

Section 251: 2013 to 2014

  1. Section 251 outturn: 2013 to 2014 data

    • 16 December 2014
    • Transparency data
  2. Section 251 budget: 2013 to 2014 data

    • 24 October 2013
    • Guidance
  3. Section 251 budget workbooks: 2013 to 2014

    • 1 October 2013
    • Transparency data
  4. Local authority benchmarking tables: 2013 to 2014

    • 1 October 2013
    • Guidance
  5. Section 251 outturn 2013 to 2014: guidance for local authorities

    • 17 July 2014
    • Guidance

Section 251: 2012 to 2013

  1. Outturn 2012 to 2013 data: section 251

    • 13 December 2013
    • Guidance
  2. S251 outturn 2012 to 2013 workbooks

    • 17 January 2014
    • Guidance