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Financial Benchmarking

Compare a school or trust's income and expenditure with similar establishments in England here.


You can view your school or academy trust's financial data, see how it compares with others and use the information to establish relationships with other schools or multi-academy trusts.

Self-Assessment Dashboard

The dashboard shows how a school’s data compares to thresholds on a range of statistics that have been identified by the Department for Education as indicators for good resource management and outcomes.


Using the results from the dashboard

The dashboard provides red, amber or green (RAG) ratings against a school’s data that indicates how its spend and characteristics compare with similar schools or nationally recognised bandings and recommendations:

  • A red rating shows the school’s data is significantly out of line with schools with similar characteristics or recognised characteristics. It does not mean that there is definitely a problem, but that there may be scope for change,
  • an amber rating shows that the school’s data is considerably out of line with the majority of similar schools or recognised characteristics,
  • a light green rating shows that the school’s data is in line with the majority of other schools or recognised standards - it does not necessarily mean that there is no scope for change,
  • a dark green rating shows that the school’s data is close to the middle of similar schools or better than recognised standards. Not all indicators will generate a dark green rating.