Budget 2024-25

On the page below you will find the 2024-25 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 feeding off of this, the 3-year Strategic Plan.  Please note, any federation school toolkits will be sent to those schools separately.

2. Budget Commentary This provides further guidance and detail on funding and financial planning for 2024-25 and should be used in conjunction with the toolkits.

3. 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.  

Schools that are struggling to balance their budgets and predicting a deficit in Year 1, 2 or 3 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. More information can be found in the budget commentary under section 15. Financial Difficulties. If you have any technical problems with the toolkit or queries, please contact: [email protected] in the first instance