School Business Management Support

School Finance

We offer the knowledge and expertise to support and assist schools and academies with all aspects of school finance support, academy finance support and budget management.

School Finance Support

Our school finance team have the depth of knowledge and expertise required to train and support schools and academies.

We can assist you in dealing with the constant changes that the education funding landscape is subject to, at both local and national government level.

Our service is flexible and can be targeted at your school’s needs to meet specific requirements or areas of highest need. We work with all types of school, local authority maintained, academies, free schools, and independent schools.

Our expertise is gained from working with both local authority and national funding agencies which enables us to provide schools with a critical and informed insight into the way resource opportunities can be accessed and managed. We can advise on current, developing and future opportunities.

We would welcome the opportunity to establish an effective working relationship and helping you achieve your educational and operational goals.

Looking for help with your Academy Finances? Check out our Finance support for academies page. 

If you have any questions or want to discuss any aspects of our products or services please contact us on 0844 967 1111 or email the school finance team.

Our core services include:

School Finance Events & Training

SCHOOL FINANCE BUDGET SUPPORT

School Finance Budget OfficerWe understand that every school is different, so our specialist team provides a comprehensive finance support service, delivered through a variety of service agreements which are designed to meet your school’s individual needs.

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ABSENCE AND TRANSITION SUPPORT FOR SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES

Our School Finance team offer business manager and financial administration support at very competitive prices. We provide absence cover and transition assistance during staff changes, organising bespoke support and detailed handovers to maintain school continuity. 

Our team is trained in HCSS, FMS6 and PS Financials and has an extensive knowledge and experience of all aspects of school finance.

Sarah Nicholls School Business Manager, Oswald Road Primary School

I have worked with One Education Finance in two schools. Their support has been invaluable, supporting me in my role as business manager and providing excellent bursary support when needed.

School Business Manager Support

Day to day school management support including:

  • Budget management
  • Staffing issues
  • Health and safety issues
  • Asset management including premises
  • All aspects of financial administration

Financial Administration Support

Day to day operational support including:

  • Order and invoice processing
  • Payment runs
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Petty cash reconciliation
  • Recording and reconciliation of other income

We are committed to providing flexible solutions to meet all your cover needs.

Email the School Finance Team or call on 0844 967 1111 to find out more. 

Finance staff training 

The School Finance team can provide finance training at very competitive rates.

Our team have an extensive knowledge and comprehensive experience of all aspects of school and academy finance and are able to provide full on-site training.

  • New and developing administration/finance staff
  • School Business Managers
  • Senior Leadership team
  • Governors

Bespoke training available on a 1:1 or group basis

  • A variety of financial management systems
  • Budget planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting
  • Strategic understanding of all aspects of school finance
  • Bespoke training packages to support staff development

A variety of off-site courses are available which offer practical hands-on training, enabling individuals to network with other school based staff in a friendly and supportive learning environment.

  • FMS6 User
  • FMS6 Advanced User
  • HCSS Budgeting
  • Nuts and Bolts of School Business Management (accredited by NASBM)

Email the School Finance Team or call on 0844 967 1111 to find out more. 

Academy conversion and support

Our services include advice and academy finance support for converting from a maintained school to academy

Academy Conversion Finance Support


In addition to the variety of support packages available, the school finance team can also provide ad-hoc support through attendance at governor/finance meetings, attendance on interview panels for finance vacancies and  provide assistance with funding bid provisions.

For more information about any of our school finance services, or for an informal discussion around how we can help, email the School Finance Team or call on 0844 967 1111

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