School finance

The Council has provided financial statements relating to Children's Services.

The statements consist of a series of tables that show the allocation and expenditure of resources to schools and all other aspects of Children's Services.

Section 251 Budget Statement

Under Section 251 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009, the local authority must prepare a budget statement at the start of each financial year for submission to the Secretary of State for Education.

The Statement provides details of:

  • LA Level Information (Table 1)
  • School Table High Needs and AP settings (Table 2)
  • Early Years Proforma

Its purpose is to inform schools, parents and others with an interest in education, to inform policy making, and to meet reporting requirements set by Parliament and the Treasury.

Section 251 Outturn Statement

Under Section 251 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009, the local authority must prepare an outturn statement after the end of each financial year for submission to the Secretary of State for Education.

The Statement provides details of:

  • funding and expenditure by the local authority (Table A)
  • expenditure on children's and young people's services (Table A1)

Its purpose is to inform schools, parents and others with an interest in education, to inform policy making, and to meet reporting requirements set by Parliament and the Treasury.​

Scheme for financing schools

In accordance to Section 48 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 and Schedule 14 to the Act, Local Authorities are required to publish schemes for financing schools setting out the financial relationship between them and the schools they maintain.

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