Resource hub: finance maintained schools
Get the knowledge you need to feel confident when monitoring your school's finances.
Understand the basics
Learn the basics of how your school is funded, and your role in monitoring your school's finances.
Dig into the details
Your school's budget is made up of of different pots of funding, and some of these pots come with rules about how your school can spend that money.
Learn the detail about each aspect of your school's funding.
Approve the budget
Whether you're scrutinising the budget in a finance committee meeting, or during a meeting of your full governing board, learn the process for approval and how you can ensure your school's financial planning is robust.
Understand my role on the finance committee/ as the finance expert
If you're on the finance committee, or you're the board's finance expert, you need to understand finance in more detail.
Use our resources to help you carry out key tasks.
Help my school raise money
If budgets are tight, raising money or generating new income can be key to balancing the books.
Find out how you can support your school.