Budget 2023-24

On the page below you will find the 2023-24 budget tools provided to aid in your budget planning for next year and beyond

You will need to open the toolkits (shown below), select your school from the drop-down menus (in school number order, however PRUs, Special Schools and Highfield Nursery are shown at the foot of the list) and save a copy to where you would normally save your toolkits etc.

1. Budget Toolkit: The toolkit will contain your delegated budget information split out by the blocks of funding – Schools and High Needs (where applicable). Within the toolkit there is the Budget Plan tab and also feeding off of this, the 3-year Strategic Plan.  Please note, any federation school toolkits will be sent to those schools separately.

2. Budget Estimate Tool: This is an optional tool. Schools can choose to use this to aid in any further planning / modelling that schools may wish to undertake in supporting the 1 year and strategic planning submissions.  

3. Budget Commentary:  This provides further guidance on funding and financial planning for 2023-24 and should be used in conjunction with the toolkits.

Please note – we would expect schools to be balancing their budgets through 2023-24 to 2025-26. Where, after initial planning this does not look possible the school should look to take steps on how to mitigate any deficit positions in 23-24 and in to future years. Schools that are struggling to balance their budgets should, in the first instance, contact the Schools’ Accountancy Team [email protected] who will be able to advise on the next steps and the support available from the Local Authority.

If you have any technical problems with the toolkit or queries, please contact: [email protected] in the first instance.