Improving efficiency in schools

Document providing information on the available data on schools’ expenditure.

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Improving efficiency in schools


This document provides information to help parents and the wider public use the newly available data on schools’ expenditure to compare schools and hold their local schools to account for their spending.

The document sets out the main areas of schools’ spending, the range in expenditure between similar schools and examples of potential savings for different expenditure categories.

Published 1 October 2010