The school budget runs from 1st April to 31st March each year. Kirklees advise us of our budget allocation in February and at that point we look at what we will spend the money on.
The School Business Manager manages and monitors the spending carefully throughout the year to ensure that the budget is used appropriately and not over spent. The Governors are involved in making decision about how the funding is spent and are given an update every term.
Our biggest costs are:
- Staffing – we have 56 staff to pay
- Premises costs - which includes repairs, maintenance, grounds maintenance and our rates, water, gas and electric supply
- Supplies and Services - which includes learning resources, IT resources, staff training, extended school expenses and external professional services.
- 2015 New extension to the building - We have a very large one-off expense this financial year as we have a two story extension built to provide 2 further classrooms, a much needed multi purpose breakout room and a new staff room.
Pupil premium funding
As part of the budget we have an allocated amount of £1320 per pupil who are eligible for free school meals. We have to report online every year what this is used for. You will find details here.
Sport premium allocation and spend
Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.
This funding is given from the Government per academic year. You will find details here.