School finance - section 251 budget and outturn

Our Scheme for Financing Schools sets out the financial relationship between the council and maintained schools.

It details the provisions schools are expected to adhere to along with recommended best practice. It's advised that any internal control (eg scheme of delegation) or procedure documents maintained by schools are reviewed and brought in line with the scheme (where it's appropriate and there's a clear reference or link to the scheme).

Section 251 statements

Section 251 statements are the statutory documents required by the Department for Education under section 251 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.