Statutory guidance

Schemes for financing schools

Statutory guidance for local authorities on producing and amending school financing schemes.


Schemes for financing schools


This statutory guidance is for local authorities.

Local authorities are required to publish schemes for financing schools, setting out the financial relationship between them and the schools they maintain.

This guidance explains the provisions a scheme must include.

Published 26 March 2013
Last updated 17 December 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated to include admissions appeals in the list of services local authorities can charge maintained schools for.
  2. Updated document to directed revisions concerning the publication of a register of governors’ business interests and the categorisation of finance leases.
  3. Updated guidance document.
  4. First published.