Budget 2019-20

On the page below you will find the the 2019-20 Budget tools provided to aid in your budget planning for next year and beyond.
This is exactly the same process to last year. Budgets have been issued early again to aid planning and giving schools more time in order to get the budgets ‘signed off’. 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. Please note that toolkits will not be made available through AVCO/Anycomms as in previous years.
Key Dates:

ActionDeadline
2019-20 Budget Plan approved by Governors2019-20 one-year Budget Plan must be approved by Governors 29 March 2019
2019-20 Budget Toolkit with the LA2019-20 Budget Toolkit (containing the one-year budget) must be with the LASubmit via AVCO 30 April 2019
2-Year (2020-21 & 2021-22) Toolkit with the LA2-Year budget plan must be with the LA – must be signed off by GovernorsSubmit via AVCO31 May 2019

 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 will be the Budget Plan tab and also feeding off of this, the 3 year Strategic Plan. The toolkit remains the same as last year. Further guidance is included in the toolkit. Any federation school toolkits will be sent on to those schools separately.

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

We appreciate that longer term strategic planning is difficult, however we do know that the factors used will be in line with current factors as we move towards full implementation of the NFF in 2021-22. This should provide some certainty to schools for planning and moving forward. 

Budget Commentary 2019-20

Landlord Assurance and Support Service

If you have any technical problems with the toolkit, please contact: sat@suffolk.gov.uk.