Posted on January 8, 2021 by Marcus Peedell in Finance.
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, we just wanted to collate the upcoming ESFA submission dates for the remainder of the academic year.
Some of these dates below have already been revised. These are however subject to change as has been the case during the entirety of the Covid-19 pandemic.
- 21st January – Spring census open. Deadline 17th February
- 28th January – Complete and submit the land and buildings collection tool.
- 17th February – Spring census closes.
- 23rd February – Complete and submit the audited accounts return.
- 28th February – Trusts publish their 2019 to 2020 audited financial statements on their website.
- 28th February – Academies must determine their admission arrangements for entry in September 2022.
- 28th February – Academies must publish their admissions appeals timetable for 2021 on their website.
- 15th March – Academies must publish their admission arrangements for entry in September 2022 on their website and send a copy to their local authority.
- 15th March – Trusts complete and submit the school resource management self-assessment tool (SRMSAT).
- 20th April – Budget forecast return outturn (BFRO) online form available
- 18th May – Budget forecast return outturn deadline.
- 20th May – Summer census opens. Deadline – 16th June.
- 22nd June – Budget forecast return three year (BFR3Y) online form available.
- 27th July – Budget forecast return three year (BFR3Y) deadline
As ever, please do not hesitate to contact us if require any form of support. Our finance team are more than happy to help and they contacted on 0345 222 1551 • Option 2, or email email@example.com.
Posted on November 18, 2020 by Marcus Peedell in Finance.
The Latest from the ESFA
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.
See our latest blog for some important dates for your diary.
Posted on June 23, 2020 by Marcus Peedell in Finance.
An update on the Internal Audit
The ESFA has made it a requirement in their latest handbook that internal scrutiny in academy trusts must take place on a yearly cycle. To help with this, SBS can remote into systems to perform checks and ensure that important discussions take place when needed.
See our latest blog for more information.
Posted on June 16, 2020 by MIS Service Desk in SIMS.
Announcing Arbor’s new Understanding Your MAT Report
This blog is an update about Arbor, a system supported by our accredited MIS team. Arbor Education has launched a brand new free report for MAT leaders – the “Understanding Your MAT Report”. Created for every MAT in the country, the report helps MATs understand their unique make-up in a national context, so they can shape smart strategy going forwards.
See our latest MIS blog to find out more.
Posted on June 12, 2020 by Marcus Peedell in Finance.
Updated Academies Chart of Accounts
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 released in May 2019.
See our latest finance blog for more information.
Posted on April 23, 2020 by Marcus Peedell in Finance.
Academies BFRO cancelled
We’ve provided an update on submitting returns to the ESFA in 2020.
See our latest Finance & Business blog for details.
Posted on June 27, 2019 by Fran Cutter in SBS Online.
New Academy Chart of Accounts 2019
The government has released a standardised Academy Chart of Accounts. They recommend that academies implement this by September 2019.
See our blog to find out more.
Posted on March 7, 2017 by Liziy Allen in HR & Payroll.
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Posted on March 22, 2016 by Stephen Dolman in Finance.
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