Corporate report

EFA business cycle

The EFA business cycle sets out deadlines and milestones from January to December 2015 to help institutions plan ahead.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This publication was withdrawn on

The EFA business cycle has been replaced by the online calendar, available to education institutions via the EFA Information Exchange


Schools: master wall planner 2015


The Education Funding Agency (EFA) business cycle sets out important, useful information for the 12 months from January to December 2015 to help institutions plan ahead. This includes information about when we require institutions to provide information to us, and when we plan to make announcements or provide information to institutions.

The cycle can be viewed and printed as a wall planner, with versions for academies and free schools, local authorities, schools, commercial and charitable providers, further education colleges and sixth-form colleges.

Although most timings are fixed, some (where indicated) may by subject to change, for example as announcements are made throughout the year. We have provided links to guidance where relevant in the wall planner, and this will be updated automatically to reflect such announcements.

We will also communicate any updates to the milestones in the cycle in the weekly EFA e-bulletin. Revised versions of the wall planners and timeline will be published at the beginning of each term.

Published 11 March 2014
Last updated 15 January 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated to incorporate period from January to December 2015

  2. Updated EFA business cycle wallplanners added for September 2014 to August 2015.

  3. New wall planners published.

  4. First published.