Schools financial efficiency metric: methodology

How the Department for Education uses progress and spending data to calculate an efficiency metric for schools in England.

Applies to England



The schools efficiency metric tool is now part of of the schools financial benchmarking website.

This document explains how school efficiency metric data is compiled, it is for:

  • headteachers
  • school leaders
  • school business managers
  • governors

Using the data allows schools to gauge their efficiency based on:

  • pupil progress
  • school spending
Published 12 January 2016