Academies severance payments form

EFA form for academy trusts to seek prior approval for non-contractual payments of or over £50,000.



For academy trusts to make non-contractual payments of or over £50,000, they must seek prior approval from the Education Funding Agency (EFA) using the severance payments form.

The form is available in two alternative formats:

  • a Microsoft Excel workbook
  • an open document spreadsheet

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For schools, local authorities, other education institutions and providers, accountants, auditors and other professional advisers with queries for the Education Funding Agency

Published 11 March 2014
Last updated 2 February 2016 + show all updates
  1. The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has updated the severance payments form for academy trusts wishing to seek approval for non-contractual payments over £50,000. The main changes to the form are the need to include a financial assessment and the requirement to demonstrate that all alternative options have been explored before deciding to make a non-contractual severance payment.
  2. First published.