School budgets

Local authorities (LAs) are required under section 251 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 to prepare and submit annually to the Secretary of State separate budget and outturn statements about their planned and actual expenditure for their education and children's social care functions.

The statements are the primary means of informing schools and the public in general about LA funding and expenditure plans. The statements are intended to give detailed information on each LA's planned expenditure on their education and children's social care functions in a form which allows bench marking, by schools forums and authorities.

Schools budget statements: Section 251

Schools outturn statements


Contact information

DSG Finance Team

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Bristol, BS3 9FS

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