School finance

Guidance for managing budgets, costs and funding covering academy conversion, public duties claims, statutory information and VAT.


We provide a free statutory service to help and support maintained schools with finances including:

  • calculating delegated funding
  • monitoring budgets including the use of accumulated balances
  • challenging and supporting those in financial difficulties
  • supporting consistent financial reporting (CFR)

To find out more about how we help schools manage finances download our Essex scheme for financing schools - Financial year 2023/2024 document (Word, 228KB).