Schools financial efficiency: metric tool

A tool to provide schools in England with an indication of their efficiency compared with similar schools.


School efficiency metric tool

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School efficiency metric tool user guide

School efficiency metric methodology


This tool is for:

  • headteachers
  • school leaders
  • school business managers
  • governors

It allows schools to gauge their efficiency, based on:

  • pupil attainment
  • the money the school receives for pupils

Read more guidance on schools financial health and efficiency.

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Published 12 January 2016
Last updated 11 February 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated tool to clarify which schools are included; fixed a technical issue.
  2. Updated 'School efficiency metric tool' to correct a printing problem some users were experiencing.
  3. First published.