Schools Accountancy

The Schools Accountancy Team provides statutory financial support to all maintained schools in Suffolk. We focus on ensuring that the distribution of funding to all Suffolk schools is on a fair basis, within the framework as set out by the DfE and that maintained schools appropriately apply their resources as prescribed in the Scheme for Financing Schools. Please note that we also provide support (where appropriate) to free schools, academies, academy trusts and sponsors. 

In the following sections you will find a range of documents which deal with the financing and financial management of schools maintained by Suffolk County Council as the Local Authority. Some of the documents will only be needed by schools very occasionally, others on a regular basis. Those within the school who have responsibility for financial matters, both governors and officers, will need to have a sound appreciation of the contents of the website, without necessarily having read every part of it. It should be more a case of understanding when there is a need to refer to the website and where within it the relevant information can be found.

The website will be closely monitored, updated and improved and we welcome your thoughts and views for further improvements. 

Year end guidance is available in the Year End section. Please continue to check these pages for further updates. 

Link to the Register of School Returns: Register of School Returns  

If you have any questions or require support, help or guidance please contact us:

Schools Accountancy Team,
Resource Management,
Gold Floor 3,
Endeavour House,
Russell Road,

Tel: 01473 265626
Email: [email protected]