Information to help academy trusts submit their budget forecast returns to the Education and Skills Funding Agency.
New academy BFRs
New academy trusts and established trusts opening new academies are required to submit a BFR within 6 weeks after receiving their final funding letter.
Please use this link for the new academy BFR online form.
Please note, you can only assign one role per person to work on the BFR. If the approver also prepares the return, they don’t need to be assigned separately as a preparer.
We have published these documents to help new trusts and trusts with new academies complete their BFR.
The online form uses the IDAMS registration service and trusts must be registered and set up to use the service before they can access the form.
Academies budget forecast return outturn (BFRO) 2018
The BFRO collects financial outturn information as at the end of March each year. ESFA uses the information provided to ensure that the academy sector can accurately report its financial data to HM Treasury.
The 2018 collection has closed. The 2019 collection will open next year and will run from April to May.
We’ve produced these guidance documents and a video which explains more about the BFRO form.
Academies budget forecast return (BFR) 2018
The BFR collects financial information to provide a 3 year forecast for the sector. ESFA uses this information to review trends in the sector and to provide HM Treasury forecasts. We have published thisto provide some advice on compiling data.
This return is closed and will reopen in June 2019. We have published the guidance for the last year’s collection as reference to the 3-year forecasts, but this will updated before the form goes live in June 2019.
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We have created a general introduction video to help explain the academy budget forecast returns process.
If you have any questions about the BFR, please contact us using our online enquiry form below. Please put ‘BFR’ at the top of your enquiry so we can quickly direct your question to the relevant team.
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