School funding remains a major issue in 2019. This new report from the Education Policy Institute (EPI) employs the latest data to build a detailed picture of the current state of school finances. To understand how schools are faring financially, the research considers:

  • School revenue balances: examining schools’ balances, and whether they are in surplus or deficit (using data for local authority schools).
  • School in-year balances: examining the income and expenditure for a given year only, and whether schools are spending more money than they have coming in for that year (using data for both local authority schools and academies).