Guidance

Get financial advice for schools

A list of financial advisers for schools that need to buy external financial advice and what to think about before choosing a supplier.

Find a financial adviser

We’ve compiled a list of companies that can provide financial advice to schools.

List of financial advice suppliers for schools

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It only includes suppliers who have added themselves to the list so is not exhaustive. Their services have not been checked by the Department for Education and being on the list is not an endorsement.

You may want to find your own supplier or manage your finances without external advice if you have capacity.

Email school.resourcemanagement@education.gov.uk if you think a supplier should be removed from the list.

Selecting a financial adviser

You should always follow your own procurement process when buying goods or services. Read the buying for schools guidance on how to buy services for your school.

Before you approach a supplier, decide how you’ll assess them and what factors are most important to you. Think about:

  • cost
  • quality of service
  • timescales
  • supplier experience
  • supplier qualifications

Involve at least 3 suppliers in a competitive process. Send them:

  • your requirements
  • the assessment criteria
  • a response date

When choosing a supplier find out:

  • what other schools or trusts they’ve worked with
  • who in their team will deliver the services
  • the skills, knowledge and experience of the team
  • how well they understand the challenges schools face
  • how well they understand your own circumstances
  • how long and what form the review will take
  • how much they charge
  • what information you’ll need to provide them
  • how they’ll provide the results of the review
  • if follow-up support is included and what it looks like

Register to provide financial advice to schools

How to get your details added to a list of financial advisers for schools.

Published 27 March 2019