Academies financial management and governance self-assessment

Financial management and governance self assessment (FMGS) for new academy trusts to submit to the Education Funding Agency (EFA).



  • Accounting officers of academy trusts must submit their financial management and governance self-assessment (FMGS) using the online form or provide alternative assurance within 4 months of opening.

  • If you are joining an existing multi-academy trust (MAT) which has previously prepared audited accounts and you plan to adopt the same financial management and governance arrangements, your MAT accounting officer will need to confirm this on the online form.

The document on this page is a list of the questions within the FMGS, should you wish to review these before you access the online form.

You will need to use the online form rather than submitting the return as a Word document by email.