School Services

Financial management services for schools


Making every pound count can maximise outcomes for our young people

Education isn’t just about the curriculum, like finance isn’t just about numbers.

We, at Education Evolution, believe in working together to achieve a common aim. Engaging in a service outside of your local authority can bring a fresh approach to the fast paced, changeable world of education.

From budget monitoring to strategic planning, you will have the help and support you need throughout the academic year to ensure you make best use of your school budget whilst maintaining transparency and complying with all LA reporting requirements.

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What do you get?

What does the schoole service programme look like?
Strategic Financial Planning
  • Setting annual and multi year budgets
  • Support in preparation of deficit recovery plans, where needed
  • Revenue – Income and expenditure forecasting and monitoring
  • Capital – Income and expenditure forecasting and monitoring
  • Income Generation
  • Assistance with financial bids
  • Costing of the School Improvement Plan
  • Curriculum costing
  • Strategic Planning Support
  • Training to relevant staff
  • Internal and external financial benchmarking
  • Support with Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS)
  • Support with CFR
General Finance Support

Financial systems & accounting

  • Review of existing accounting policies and procedures
  • Support and preparation of bank, payroll and control account reconciliations
  • Reconciliation of funds i.e. UIFSM, DFC etc
  • Completion of VAT claims
  • Advice regarding the treatment of revenue and capital expenditure
  • Preparation of monthly management reports
  • Set up and maintenance of fixed asset register including depreciation
  • Interim and pre-audit support including accruals/prepayments and year end reserve provisions
  • Provision and liaison with external bodies e.g. audit, payroll, HMRC
  • Year-end financial system closedown

Other services

  • Ensure that ‘Best Value’ principles are applied to all appropriate purchasing decisions
  • Support with “Freedom of Information” requests
  • Assistance with finance staff interviews
  • Support in the presentation of financial reports to relevant staff i.e. Governors/Headteachers
  • Regular review of internal controls (internal audit)
School Internal Controls

“Schools must have sound internal control, risk management and assurance processes”

Education Evolution offer a flexible, tailormade service which supports you in establishing a robust control framework. Our service includes support to the Board of Trustees, Audit Committee and any other committee with this delegated responsibility.

School Financial Health Checks

School Financial Health Checks

Good financial health is essential to delivering educational excellence. As with other public services schools are facing additional financial pressures, this means there is more need than ever for schools to improve their financial efficiency. Schools must ensure that their budgets deliver the best possible value for money and the best possible outcomes for children.

Education Evolution offer financial heath checks and can project manage the implementation of recommendations.

  • Evaluation of existing processes and procedures, for example:
    • Income and expenditure
    • Banking process
    • Reporting procedures
    • Statutory returns
  • Identify any skill gaps with finance team and delivery of appropriate training
  • Review of financial system setup

Arrange a no obligation survey with us

At Education Evolution, we see our role as extended members of staff, providing tailored support and a flexible approach.

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