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Tool
Take out an annual membership to The Key for Schools Leaders or The Key for School Governors and receive two months’ free membership. With 14 months for the price of 12, join the 150 free schools already making use of The Key. Free schools that join both The Key for School Leaders and The Key for School Governors are eligible for an additional 15% discount.
Guide
This handbook sets out the financial framework for academy trusts, reflecting their status as companies, charities and public bodies.
Guide
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.
Guide
This note provides guidance for free schools on how they should engage with the new consultation on a National Funding Formula
Presentation
In early July 2016 NSN organized an event for the principal designates, finance directors and governors of free schools opening in the coming September. Resources from the intensive two-day package of support and advice, preparing free school leaders for the challenges and opportunities ahead, can be found in this folder.
Guide
This guide outlines how academies are funded by the Education Funding Agency, and is aimed at newly appointed non-executive directors.
Case study
In this document, Ofsted highlights how Barnfield Academy Trust has demonstrated best practice in ensuring value for money in its schools.
Guide
This guide produced by the Department for Education sets outs how the revenue funding for new special free schools is calculated and paid for the 2015/16 academic year.
Guide
This guide produced by the Department for Education sets outs how the revenue funding for new alternative provision free schools is calculated and paid for the 2015/16 academic year.
Guide
This guide produced by the Department for Education sets outs how the revenue funding for mainstream free schools is calculated and paid for in the 2015/16 academic year.