Archive for February, 2014

Annal Nayyar -Increasing the number of academies and free schools to create a better and more diverse school system

The DfE today published There is an urgent need to reform our school system to prevent the standard of education in the UK from falling further behind that of other countries. Our education system is also frequently unequal, with poor performance concentrated in disadvantaged areas. There is evidence that giving heads and teachers greater freedom [...]

Annal Nayyar Schemes for financing schools

Local authorities are required to publish schemes for financing schools setting out the financial relationship between them and the schools they maintain. In making any changes to their schemes, local authorities must consult all schools in their area and receive the approval of the members of their schools forum representing maintained schools.

Annal Nayyar Funding allocation pack: 2014 to 2015 academic year

This guide explains each element that makes up an academy’s funding allocation for the 2014 to 2015 academic year. It includes examples and explanations to help academies understand how the EFA generates and calculates an allocation. It sets out: •where we obtain the data from •how it is applied to an academy’s individual circumstances •where [...]

Annal Nayyar- Umberalla Trust v MAT

Umbrella Trust Each academy  has its own trust, but all the schools in the UT can share governance and procurement of services. If a group of schools wants to convert as part of a UT, each school converts separately, but will set up an umbrella trust to join together. The schools can agree that the [...]

Annal Nayyar –blogs report that suggests State pension changes ‘leave academies facing £200m funding hole’

Academy schools face a £200m funding black hole as a result of changes to National Insurance contributions that form part of the government’s introduction of a single-tier state pension, an accountancy firm has warned. UHY Hacker Young said today that the end of an NI opt-out – part of the introduction of a flat £144-a-week [...]

Annal Nayyar Pupil premium grant 2014 to 2015: conditions of grant

The pupil premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. This publication covers: •pupils recorded on the January 2014 school census as being eligible for free school meals in the last 6 years •pupils who were eligible for [...]

Annal Nayyar Funding allocation pack: 2014 to 2015 academic year

This guide explains each element that makes up an academy’s funding allocation for the 2014 to 2015 academic year. It includes examples and explanations to help academies understand how the EFA generates and calculates an allocation.   It sets out: •where we obtain the data from •how it is applied to an academy’s individual circumstances [...]

Annal Nayyar New payment profiles

To provide more consistency across all state-funded schools and simplify financial planning from September 2014, we are revising the payment profile for academies and free schools. Currently we pay you 12% in the first month with the remainder flat profiled across the rest of the year. We are now going to profile your payments into [...]

Annal Nayyar Education Services Grant rate

We announced in December 2012 that as a transitional protection for academies and free schools against reductions in the Education Services Grant, we would set the ESG rate for academies and free schools at £140 per pupil in the academic year 2014/15. This is now confirmed and will be reflected in the academic year 2014/15 [...]

Annal Nayyar updates on Insurance

Insurance for academies and free schools has generally been more expensive than for maintained schools, because academies and free schools do not enjoy the same economies of scale as local authorities in procuring insurance. We have decided to introduce a voluntary risk pooling scheme for academies and free schools with effect from 1st September 2014. [...]