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ESFA financial management: college accounts

This information allows FE colleges to compare their financial data with national totals and other colleges and organisations.

ESFA financial management: college accounts

The latest release of data is taken from Education and Skills Funding Agency’s database of college finance records for the year ended 31 July 2019. The data file contains 242 of 247 expected returns. National colleges are not included in this dataset.

Finance records should replicate colleges’ audited financial statements insofar as they are able. They are not subject to independent external audit.

Only fully complete 2018 to 2019 finance records submitted to ESFA by 30 June 2020 have been included.

We do not validate or cleanse finance record data used in this data release and we are not responsible for any decisions or judgements made using the information.

Additional information is set out in our college accounts direction.

This page contains 5 years of financial information.

Please raise any queries using our enquiry form.

College accounts dataset and college accounts data field definitions for 2018 to 2019

College accounts academic year 2018 to 2019 data field definitions

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College accounts academic year 2018 to 2019 data

College accounts dataset and college accounts data field definitions for 2017 to 2018

College accounts academic year 2017 to 2018 data field definitions

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College accounts academic year 2017 to 2018 data

College accounts dataset and college accounts data field definitions for 2016 to 2017

College accounts academic year 2016 to 2017 data

College accounts dataset and college accounts data field definitions for 2015 to 2016

College accounts academic year 2015 to 2016 data field definitions

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College accounts academic year 2015 to 2016 data

College accounts dataset and college accounts data field definitions for 2014 to 2015

College accounts academic year 2014 to 2015 data field definitions

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College accounts academic year 2014 to 2015 data

Published 26 April 2018
Last updated 30 June 2020 + show all updates
  1. We have published the college accounts dataset and college accounts data field definitions for 2018 to 2019.

  2. We have published the college accounts dataset and college accounts data field definitions for 2017 to 2018.

  3. First published.