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...
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...
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...
An update on the Internal Audit
  June 23 2020
Did you know that Internal Audits can be done remotely? As an Academy or Trust, you are considered an independent institution and are therefore responsible for the results you accomplish and how pu...
Announcing Arbor’s new Understanding Your MAT Report
  June 16 2020

MIS

This guest blog is an update from our partners Arbor Education, which is supported by our accredited MIS team. We are hosting a joint webinar on 8th July - free to attend! Announcing Arbor’s new U...
Updated Academies Chart of Accounts
  June 12 2020
An updated chart of accounts has been released for Academies by the Department for Education for use in the academic year 2020/21. This includes a small amount of changes to the previous set release...
Academies BFRO cancelled
  April 23 2020
Update on submitting returns to the ESFA in 2020 In order to ensure effective financial oversight of public funds, Academy Trusts must monitor and manage their own budgets. The Education and Skills...
New Academy Chart of Accounts 2019
  June 27 2019
We have since released an update for SBS Online customers → The Government have released a new standardised Academy Chart of Accounts. The standardised Academy Chart of Accounts is for Budget C...
A guide to gender pay gap reporting and what it means for your school
  March 07 2017
More than 35 years after the United Kingdom's Equal Pay Act was introduced, the Office for National Statistics released a report that found on average women earn around 19.2% less than men in the UK....