Academies - Useful Information

Useful Links

Academies Financial Return

Academies VAT Guidance

Click here to download a guide for academies on VAT and how to treat common transactions

Academies Financial Handbook 2016

The schools financial health and efficiency pages have been updated for case studies and the role of the school business manager.

New Academies Welcome Pack

Department for Education

Charity Commission

ESFA Academies Library

A ‘best practice’ library of policies, templates and guidance notes for academies

This is a shared initiative between the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s external assurance team and NASBM to share templates, policy documents and guidance notes identified during financial management and governance reviews of academies with the aim of promoting consistency, compliance with the mandatory components and the suggested elements of the Academies Financial Handbook. The aim of this concept is to develop and share good practice around the academy sector, and to provide practical assistance to those academies who may be in need of support, eg: free schools and newly converted academies.

See more at:

ESFA Information Exchange

Funding Reform For Academies

Academy Funding: Payments and Compliance

Convert to Academy – Guide for Schools

Education and Skills Funding Agency

Annual Academies Accounts Direction

If you would like to discuss any matter relating to finance for your Academy, please call on 01245 2761818 or email Stewart Martin or Tom York