Support for Small Schools

The Church of England’s Central Education Office has produced a very useful document to consider how small rural schools may overcome the particular issues they face.  The document, ‘Working Together – The Future of Rural Church of England Schools’ is available to download.

To sit alongside this document, have produced a practical tool to assist small schools exploring the financial viability of establishing formal collaborations and Multi Academy Trusts.   

The tool consists of a spreadsheet which is designed as a planning tool for schools with 150 pupils or fewer to give an estimate of likely funding and expenditure budgets of a proposed collaboration. The spreadsheet currently holds data for eight schools which can be populated with individual school’s data.  This then generates the estimated funding statements and expenditure budgets for each of the schools.

It has been designed using amounts which are driven by pupil numbers and averages based on actual costs / expenditure. Minimal data input is required to obtain estimated funding and an expenditure budget. There is a supporting document which should be read before embarking on the spreadsheet exercise.


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