Research and analysis

Efficiencies: helping schools balance the budget

Case studies and recommendations for school leaders on the potential implications of future budget cuts to school funding.



As budgets become more restrictive it’s important that school leaders use every penny effectively. This report shares practical tools and resources to manage your budget, staffing and curriculum planning. It also provides guidance on how to react to changes in funding.

Find out which schools are more vulnerable to funding changes, and what strategies can be used to manage their challenges. Hypothetical case studies of schools in a wide variety of circumstances will help you in your specific context. These case studies will show you strategies and interventions to help get your budget back on track.

You need to plan well to make effective funding changes as changes to school budgets will usually not have an effect until the following year. You should plan for and put in place a range of activity to create efficiency within your budget.