Update regarding the Budget Forecast Return (BFR) for 2021
  February 15 2021
This academic year has been full of deadline and submission amendments and this blog post is no different! In the latest ESFA update (10th February), it has been announced that for 2021, two academi...
GAG allocations guide 2021/22
  February 02 2021
The ESFA have this week released a guide on the General Annual Grant (GAG) allocations for 2021/22. Each academy receives a GAG allocation statement, which is uploaded to the ESFA’s Information Exc...
Malware discovered on laptops provided by government
  January 22 2021
It has been brought to our attention that Malware has been found on school laptops given out by government. What is the latest? Teachers have reported suspicious files and the Department for Educa...
Give a Laptop Campaign
  January 11 2021
Local BBC radio stations are helping with donation of old laptops and tablets for school children to use for remote learning. Last summer local BBC radio stations helped members of the public donate ...
Customer Service Update - Direct Dials unavailable 11th Jan - AM
  January 08 2021
Please be advised that the direct dials for the Poole office staff will be unavailable on Monday 11th January between the hours 10am and midday. This is due to the installation of our new broadband ...
Welcome back! ESFA submission dates for 2021
  January 08 2021
First of all, welcome back! No sooner are we back, we are in another lockdown. Fingers crossed this won’t be for long and we will back in schools in no time. As we return after the Christmas break...
ESFA - Academies land and buildings collection tool
  December 17 2020
Not long to go now! It’s only a matter of days before we can turn our attentions to our loved ones for the Christmas period. It will certainly be one that we will remember for many reasons that is...
New funding for schools during Covid pandemic
  December 03 2020
I am sure you’re all counting down the days until you can sign off for a couple of weeks for the Christmas break. Obviously, it’s going to be a very different Christmas this year but one that I...
Dual Leader Awards
  December 01 2020
With DfE scholarship funding for NPQs currently suspended, schools are looking for alternate ways to fund the continuous professional development of their staff. Funded by the apprenticeship levy, t...
The Latest from the ESFA
  November 18 2020
As schools continue to deal with the ongoing difficulty, that is Covid-19, it is important that any update when it comes to school finances, is made aware of and publicised. As can be expected duri...