Schools finance information

Supporting information for papers to the school forum for maintained schools.

Section 251 return

Papers for school forum 1 October 2020

Papers for school forum 11 June 2020

Papers for school forum 3 October 2019

Papers for school forum 13 June 2019

Section 251 Budget return

On 20 April 2020 the DfE announced that the collection of the Section 251 Budget Return for 2020/21 was cancelled due to Covid19 workloads.

Papers for school forum 4 October 2018

Three-year plans for 2018

Maintained schools have submitted a three year financial forecast as at 30 June 2018. The results are summarised in the 3 year budget plan submission 2018-19 document (PDF, 205KB).

Companies House has the equivalent information for Academies.

Papers for school forum 14 June 2018

2017/18 -  DSG finance update - maintained schools balances and earmarked reserves

2017/18 -  DSG finance update – no schools have balances that meet the criteria for clawback.

Papers for school forum 5 October 2017

Three-year plans for 2017 

Maintained schools have submitted a three year financial forecast as at 30 June 2017. This information will be updated annually.

Companies House has the equivalent information for Academies. 

Papers for school forum 15 June 2017 

2016/17 -  DSG finance update - maintained schools balances and earmarked reserves

2016/17 -  DSG finance update - list of schools where clawback is being applied