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Long term budget planning in schools

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Last updated on 15 March 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
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How do schools plan long-term budgets? We relay guidance on how schools can plan multi-year budgets. We look at guidance and tools from LAs, and examples of schools’ budget plans. We also link to another article from The Key which looks in more detail at budgeting for changes to staffing costs.

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  1. 1 Requirement for a 3-year budget projection (maintained schools)
  2. 2 Multi-year budget planning: guidance from the EFA
  3. 3 Budget planning: staff costs
  4. 4 Tools and guidance from local authorities
  5. 5 Schools' budget planning

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