School bursarial service 2021/22

This service is available for Maintained schools


Essential frontline support to schools to assist with statutory and financial requirements in raising standards, efficiency and effectiveness.

Advice, training, help with budget setting, trouble shooting, locum services and expertise in the use of Capita SIMS FMS software. Select brochure to view information (log in needed)

Financial year 2021/22
  • The service is an integral part of children and adults’ services and works closely with colleagues in other services on your behalf
  • Our officers have experience of working in schools
  • Specialist knowledge in the use of Capita SIMS FMS 6 software
  • Subject to availability we offer short-term emergency cover for sickness and other absence of the finance officer or school business manager. Longer-term support cover can be discussed on a case by case basis.
  • We supply a comprehensive budget planner - incorporating in-year budget montioring, cashflow projection and 3 year budget planning tools.
Additional / buy back services 

For schools that do not wish to buy in the SLA package various stand-alone resources and training sessions can be purchased, see brochure for details.

Office hours:
  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • At other times by prior arrangment.
Planned improvements:

Remote access support facility for school continues under development. Schools will be informed in due course when this is available at no extra cost.

The service is planning to affiliate with outside consultancies to deliver school efffciency metrics and resource planning - Helping schools make the most efficient use of resources in the current challenging financial climate. 

Service directors:

Gary Redhead


Schools bursarial service, children and adults’ services.

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Last updated: 17 May 2022