Schools finance

Information on schools budgets and spending.

Where is the scheme for financing schools?

The scheme applies in respect of all community, nursery, voluntary, foundation and community special schools maintained by the East Riding of Yorkshire Authority unless specifically stated otherwise and contains requirements relating to financial management and associated issues, binding on both the Authority and on schools.

You can see full details of the scheme in the following document:

Scheme for financing schools (pdf 433kb)

Where is the early years single funding formula?

Since April 2004 all 3 and 4-year-olds in England have been entitled to part-time free early learning and childcare. From September 2010 the universal free entitlement is 15 hours per week, to be delivered flexibly. The new offer aims to improve child outcomes by increasing access to quality early years provision, and by helping parents to access the offer in a way that better supports them to balance work and family life; both of which are crucial to reducing the effects of child poverty.

You can find full details of the funding formulas in the document below:

Early Years Single Funding Formula (pdf 202kb)

Who are the key contacts for schools finance?

The schools' finance team provides a range of financial services to schools either through a Service Level Agreement or in assisting schools and the Local Authority in meeting their statutory responsibilities. 

For strategic questions relating to the size of the overall schools budget and formal budget setting process, including issues relating to the Schools Forum please contact:  

Jonathan Fisher, Finance Manager


Tel:   (01482) 394210

For questions relating to operational issues contact

Christine Atkinson, Schools Management Accountant


Tel: (01482) 394211

For questions relating to Schools Funding Formula contact

Mark Buckton, Senior Accountant


Tel: (01482) 394221

For questions relating to school capital projects contact

Julia Peplow, Principal Accountant


Tel: (01482) 394212

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