School budgets

The School Budgets Letter February 2024 will set out the maintained schools' budget settlement for the financial year 2024 to 2025. 

This includes early estimates of funding being made available by the Government through the Pupil Premium Grant and the new Teachers Pay Additional Grant.

The Department for Education (DfE) will continue to pay all mainstream school’s rates bills direct. This includes academies, but Nursery Schools are out of scope and should still pay their own rates bill.

Mainstream schools and academies

Mainstream schools will receive a copy of the rates bill. This will be for information only. Please do not pay the rates bill.

Due to a change to previous advice provided by the DfE, academies should pay previous years bills adjustments. They should then claim the funding back through the portal as previously.

Maintained Schools Indicative Budget Shares

You can download the available documents to see the full breakdown of Maintained Schools Indicative Budget Shares for 2024 to 2025.

This information will assist: 

  • in preparing for your budget setting process or interview with CYP
  • your finance Business Partner staff (where you subscribe to this service)
  • the final production of your school's spending plan for the financial year 2024 to 2025

The Significant Growth and Falling Rolls Funding Policies will be finalised June this year. It will set out the process and criteria for applying for any additional funding you may be eligible for relating to Basic Need Growth and Falling Rolls. 

Policies will be published at a later date along with the list of basic need growth for 2024 to 2025.

Please contact us for further information or to apply for additional growth or falling rolls funding.

School Budgets and Policies 2024 to 2025

School Budgets and Policies 2023 to 2024

Early Years Budgets 2024 to 2025

Early Years Budgets 2023 to 2024

School Outturn Statements (Section 251)

Section 251 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 also requires us to prepare an Outturn Statement recording actual expenditure. We’ve provided these as downloadable documents.

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