Guidance

Schools financial efficiency: metric tool

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

Documents

School efficiency metric tool: primary

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School efficiency metric tool: secondary

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School efficiency metric tool user guide

School efficiency metric methodology

Details

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 12 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added an updated version of 'School efficiency metric tool: primary'.
  2. Removed the tool for primary schools. A new version will be uploaded soon.
  3. Updated guidance and methodology documents to include 2016 to 2017 data and the metric interface to increase accessibility.
  4. Updated guidance and methodology documents to include 2015 to 2016 data. Replaced the existing tool with primary and secondary metric tools with school-phase pupil progress measures . The primary tool shows an average of reading, writing and maths progress scores. The secondary tool shows Progress 8.
  5. Updated tool to clarify which schools are included; fixed a technical issue.
  6. Updated 'School efficiency metric tool' to correct a printing problem some users were experiencing.
  7. First published.