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This document provides information about the Department for Education funding available to academy trusts for sponsored projects. It covers both pre-opening and post-opening funds.
Advice about procurement for school leaders, business managers and governing bodies of free schools, including how to identify what is needed, finding suppliers and purchasing goods.
Our governance and finance specialist, Graeme Hornsby, offers his advice on what financial issues governors in free schools need to be particularly mindful of and how finances can be managed and controlled effectively.
This guidance summarises advice from successful free schools on how they can make effective spending decisions during the pre-opening stage.
This document produced by the Department for Education offers brief guidance on spending the pupil premium, service premium or early years pupil premium, directed at school admission authorities or local authorities.
The Department for Education has produced a guide for achieving better value for money when buying ICT products and services for your school.
A video presentation explaining what the Conditional Improvement fund (CIF) is, what it can be used for, and how to apply.