We believe that publicly funded organisations such as schools should be accountable and transparent with regard to the funding they receive and how this is spent.
Comparisons between schools is difficult because every school is different. Elemore Hall has a unique set of characteristics including how we choose to structure our staff, the age and complexity of our building, our grounds and location, the curriculum that we deliver and even the menus that we serve to the school community throughout the year. So that you can get an idea of how our income and expenditure compares with other similar schools you can follow this link to the
Department for Education Financial Benchmarking site
The annual budget that the school receives from the local authority is carefully used to ensure that there is sufficient staffing throughout the different areas of school to enable us to run effectively. To have more control and because of our unique circumstances, we employ all staff directly rather than have contracts with outside agencies or Service Level Agreements. Our school buildings vary in age from almost five hundred years old to just 5 years old – as you can imagine, the older parts of the building take more maintenance and heating and being Grade 1 listed we need to pay careful attention to the decoration and fabric to ensure that it is in keeping.
The Governing Body have a Finance Committee that meets at least once a term to ensure that all financial matters are in order. More details of this and other committees can be found in the Governors section of the website.
We complete the annual Schools Financial Value Standards return. You can view our 2019-20 checklist here.