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28 April 2017 - SB1 Form - Maintained School Balances at Year End

The SB1 form is now available to download on the Year End Web Page. Please complete and return by 5 May.

20 April 2017 - Early Year Formula Funding Tool Updated

The Early Years Formula Funding Budget Tool on the Budget Information Page was showing the prior year two year old rate at £4.85 per hour. This has now been updated to the £5.10 rate which is in effect from 01 April 2017.

20 April 2017 - Schools and Academies April Monthly Top Ups

Top ups information is available for April 2017 on the Schools Monthly Top Ups webpage.

20 April 2017 - Budget Proposal Forms Nursery and Special Schools

The Budget Proposal Forms for Special Schools and Nursery Schools are available on the Budget Information Page.

6 April 2017- Budget Proposal Forms Primary and Secondary Schools.

The Primary and Secondary Schools Budget Proposal Forms are available on the Budget Information Page. Special and Nursery School tools to be added shortly.

5 April 2017 - Early Years Funding Formula Indicative Budgets

The Early Years Funding Formula indicative budget look-up tool is available on the Budget Information Page. The EYSFF indicative figures have also been added to the Indicative Primary and Secondary Budgets on the same page.

28 March 2017 - National Funding Formula

We have created a webpage for updates and links to information on the Schools National Funding Formula. This is in the index of links on the left at the end of the list.

27 March 2017 - Indicative Budgets 2017-18 Primary, Secondary and All-through Schools and Academies

Primary, Secondary and All-through school budgets have been updated on the Budget Information Webpage to include further indicative budget information for 2017-18. The Early Years indicative budget will be added and published by Friday.

17 March 2017 - LB9 Accruals Return Form

The accruals return form is available on the Year End webpage. The return deadline is on 27 March 2017 at 4:30pm.

15 March 2017 - Finance Seminars - Spring 2017 and Apprenticeship Information

The presentation from the Spring 2017 Finance Seminars is available on the Finance Training and Seminars webpage. Including a presentation on Apprenticeship Information for schools.

13 March 2017 - Schools and Academies Top Ups Information

Details of the March 2017 top ups are now available on the Schools Monthly Top Up Webpage.

 8 March 2017 - Personnel Update 65 NI Tables

Personnel Update 65, Updating NI Tables is available on the FMS and Personnel Module Resources webpage.

10 February 2017 - Year end 2016 to 2017 guidance and timetable

The guidance for 2016 to 2017 Year end closedown procedures has been added to the Year end webpage. 4 of the 11 forms that will be needed by maintained schools are now available.

10 February 2017 - Schools and academies top ups information

Details of the February 2017 top ups are now available on the Schools Monthly Top Ups webpage.

10 February 2017 - Special School Budgets 2017 to 2018

The Special School Budgets are available on the Budget Information webpage.

10 February 2017 - Mainstream School and Academy Budgets 2017 to 2018

The mainstream school and academy budgets are available on the Budget Information webpage.

6 February 2017 - 3rd Quarter VAT Reimbursement

Third quarter VAT reimbursement information is available on the Guidance and Procedures webpage.

31 January 2017 - 3 year budget planning tool

The three year budget planning tool has been updated for 2017 to 2018 and is available on the Budget Information Webpage.

19 January 2017 - Change in PPG FSM allocation in Quarter 3

A number of schools have seen a change in their Pupil Premium Grant (PPG), Free School Meal (FSM) entitlement in quarter 3. This is due to the March 2016 looked after children return update.

Where a child has become looked after since the January 2016 census, their funding is distributed to the virtual school and stops being distributed through the FSM allocations (see Pupil Premium Grant Terms and Conditions on the Gov.UK website).

This adjustment is backdated to the start of the financial year. More information on how the virtual school (virtualschool@northamptonshire.gov.uk) manage the LAC funding is available on the grants webpage.

17 January 2017 - Financial Value Standard (SFVS) Return

The SFVS webpage has been updated for 2017. All maintained schools are required to review their Standard and resubmit the forms by no later than 31 March 2017.

12 January 2017 - Schools and academies top ups information

Details of the January 2017 top ups are now available on the Schools Monthly Top Ups webpage.

15 December 2016 - VAT quarter 3

VAT Quarter 3 October to December forms and guidance notes now available on the Forms Library webpage.

12 December 2016 - Autumn Finance Seminars 2016

The presentation from the Autumn Seminars 2016 is available on the Finance Training and Seminars webpage.

9 December 2016 - Schools and academies top ups information

Details of the December 2016 top ups are now available on the Schools Monthly Top Ups webpage.

22 November 2016 - 2nd quarter VAT reimbursement

Second quarter VAT reimbursement information is available on the Guidance and Procedures webpage.

16 November 2016 - Schools and academies top ups information

Details of the November 2016 top ups are now available on the Schools Monthly Top Ups webpage.

21 October 2016 - Personnel update 64

Personnel Update 64, Teachers Pay Award, has been added to the FMS and Personnel Module Resources webpage.

12 October 2016 - Schools and academies top ups information

Details of the October 2016 top ups are now available on the Schools Monthly Top Ups webpage.

12 September 2016 - Schools and academies top ups information

Details of the September 2016 top ups are now available on the Schools Monthly Top Ups webpage. Please note that for maintained schools, during the school holidays, the cash transfer was not actioned. Instead, in September the cash transfers for both August and September are made.

12 September - 2017 2018 Schools funding consultations sessions for finance staff

Details on times, location and the booking link are now available on the Finance Consultation webpage.

9 September - 2017 to 2018 Schools funding consultations sessions for heads, deputy heads and governors

Details on times, location and the booking link are now available on the Finance Consultation webpage. Please note that separate sessions are being organised for Finance Staff and the details and booking link will be published early next week.

8 September - SIMS personnel update 63

SIMS Personnel Update 63 'Superannuation Rate' has been added to the FMS and Personnel Module Resources webpage.

6 September 2016 to 2017 VAT quarter 2

VAT Quarter 2 March to June forms and guidance notes now available on the Forms Library webpage.

2 September 2016 to 2017 to 2018 schools budgets consultation

The 2017 to 2018 Schools budget consultation documents, survey link are available on the Finance consultations website.

16 August 2016 to schools and academies top ups information

Details of the August 2016 top ups are now available on the Schools Monthly Top Ups webpage. Please note that for maintained schools, during the school holidays, the cash transfer is not actioned. Instead, in September the cash transfers for both August and September are made.

11 August 2016 - 1st quarter VAT reimbursement

First quarter VAT reimbursement information is available on the Guidance and Procedures Webpage.

15 July 2016 - Schools and academies top ups information

Details of the July 2016 top ups are now available on the Schools Monthly Top Ups webpage.

22 June 2016 - VAT quarter 1

VAT Quarter 1 March to June Forms and Guidance notes now available on the Forms Library webpage

21 April 2016 - Schools and academies top ups information

Details of the April 2016 top ups are now available on the Schools Monthly Top Ups webpage.

20 April 2016 - Budget proposal form

Now available on the Budget Information webpage

31 March 2016 - Mainstream schools and academies budget tool update

The Indicative Early Years Single Formula Funding and Sixth Form Funding for August to March have been added into the 2016 to 2017 budget tool. Please see the Budget information webpage for the link to the file.

31 March 2016 - Early Years Single Funding Formula

The Early Years Single Formula Funding indicative budget look up tool for 2016 to 2017 has been added to the Budget information webpage. This incorporates the additional 15p to the base rate.

23 March 2016 - Mainstream schools and academy budget update

The mainstream budget file for maintained and academy schools, has been updated with High Needs funding information and is available on the Budget information webpage. The information shown does not give student numbers but a total value for the financial year for each type of High Needs funding. Detailed schedules will be sent to schools by the High needs business support team early in the new year.

15 March 2016 - Changes to LAC Pupil Premium (looked after children)

A new Electronic PEP system was implemented across Northamptonshire at the end of 2015. Alongside the new EPEP the LA have revised the LAC Pupil Premium Policy.  The Virtual School will be quality assuring all PEPs through the EPEP system. Following receipt of an acceptable PEP, the Virtual School will release Pupil Premium for that term. The termly payment will be £500 from January 2016.  If additional funds are required this can be requested through the PEP.  This funding request must be linked to SMART targets and any previous spend needs to clearly demonstrate evidence of impact.  Schools and settings will be able to request more than £1900 per academic year, these will be authorised by the Area Lead Officer on an individual need basis. If you have any queries please contact virtualschool@northamptonshire.gov.uk

15 March 2016 - Special schools January matrix adjustments

The January 2016 Matrix returns adjustments are available to review on the Budget Information webpage. This shows the adjustment to 2015-16 Top Ups as made in the March Monthly Transfers and the impact for the 2016-17 budget top ups.

15 March 2016 - Spring 2016 Finance Seminar slides

The Spring 2016 Finance Seminar Presentation is available on the Finance Training and Seminars Webpage.

15 March 2016 - Schools and academies top ups information

Details of the February 2016 top ups are now available on the Schools Monthly Top Ups webpage.

2 March 2016 - SIMS personnel update 61 - NI tables

Update 61 - updating NI tables has been added to the FMS and Personnel Module Resources webpage.

12 February 2016 - Schools and academies top ups information

Details of the February 2016 top ups are now available on the Schools Monthly Top Ups webpage.

12 February 2016 - Financial value standard template 2015 to 2016

The Financial Value Standard (SFVS) template for 15-16 is available on the Financial Value Standard webpage. All maintained schools are required to review their Standard and resubmit by no later than 31 March 2016.

11 February 2016 - Mainstream school and academy budgets 2016 to 2017

The mainstream school and academy budgets are available on the Budget Information webpage.

11 February 2016 - Special school budgets 2016 to 2017

The Special Schools Budgets for 2016 to 17 are available on the Budget Information webpage.

10 February 2016 - 3rd Quarter VAT reimbursement

Second quarter VAT reimbursement information is available on the Guidance and Procedures Webpage.

2 February 2016 - 3 year budget planning tool

The three year budget planning tool has been updated for 2016/17 and is available on the Budget Information Webpage.

15 January 2016 - Schools and academies top ups information

Details of the January 2016 top ups are now available on the Schools Monthly Top Ups webpage.

4 January 2016 - 3rd Quarter VAT claim

The VAT claim for quarter 3 and the AVCO instructions are available on the Forms Library webpage. The form is to be submitted to LGSS Schools Finance on 4 January 2016.

15 December 2015 - Schools and academies top ups information

Details of the December 2015 top ups are now available on the schools monthly top ups webpage.

26 November 2015 - Autumn training seminars

Slides from the Autumn  2015 Finance Training Seminars are now available on the Finance Training and Seminars webpage.

24 November 2015 - Training seminars Spring 2016

The list of Spring Training dates are now available and bookable on the Finance Training and Seminars webpage.

19 November 2015 - 2016 to 2017 Indicative budgets mainstream primary and secondary schools and academies

The Indicative 2016-17 Budget tool for mainstream primary and secondary schools is available on the Budget Information webpage.

17 November 2015 - Schools and academies top ups information

Details of the November 2015 top ups are now available on the Schools Monthly Top Ups webpage.

12 November 2015 - Budget 2016 to 2017 consultation letter to Head Teachers

The letter from Alex Hopkins, Director Children, Families and Education to all head teachers in Northamptonshire is available on the consultations webpage.

12 November 2015 - FMS Personnel update 60

Personnel Update 60, Teachers Pay Award, has been added to the FMS and Personnel Module Resources webpage.

23 October 2015 - 2nd Quarter VAT reimbursement

Second quarter VAT reimbursement information is available on the Guidance and Procedures Webpage.

23 October 2015 - PE Primary sports and PE grant

Allocations and conditions of grant are available on the gov.uk website. The EFA have revised the grant conditions this year. The most significant changes include:

  • ways in which the premium should not be spent
  • website reporting requirements

9 October 2015 - Schools and academies top ups information

Details of the October 2015 top ups are now available on the Schools Monthly Top Ups webpage.

25 September 2015 - VAT Second Quarter claim

The second quarter VAT claim and AVCO instructions are available on the Forms Library Webpage.

16 September 2015 - Schools budget 2016 to 2017 consultation briefing presentation

The presentation slides and attendance record from the 2016-17 budget consultation on the 15 September 2015 are available on the consultation webpage

10 September 2015 - Schools and academies top ups information

Details of the September 2015 top ups are now available on the Schools Monthly Top Ups webpage. Maintained schools who did not receive cash for August will receive the cash in September.

8 September 2015 - Finance matters

The September Finance Matters is available on the Guidance and Procedures webpage.

27 August 2015 - 2016 to 2017 Schools budgets consultation

The 2016 to 2017 Schools Budget Consultation Documents, survey link and booking button for the consultation briefings are available on the Finance Consultations website.

13 August 2015 - Schools and academies top ups Information

Details of the August 2015 top ups are now available on the Schools Monthly Top Ups webpage. Please note that Maintained schools will not receive the cash transfer until September.

6 August 2015 - 1st Quarter VAT reimbursement - FILE AMENDED

The file for 1st Quarter VAT first placed on the website on 22 July had corrupted data for some schools. The file has now been replaced on the Guidance and Procedures webpage and contains the correct figures.

28 July 2015 - Schools forum constitution update and link to DfE good practice guide

The Schools Forum Constitution has been updated and is available on the Schools Forum web page. The link to the DfE Operational and Good Practice Guide has also been updated. 

22 July 2015 - 1st Quarter VAT reimbursement

First quarter VAT reimbursement information is available on the Guidance and Procedures Webpage.

22 July 2015 - Pupil Premium allocations 2015 to 2016

The Pupil Premium allocations for 2015-16 are available on the www.gov.uk website on the Pupil Premium 2015-16 webpage.

21 July 2015 - LB6 FMS6 Bank reconciliation forms updated

Updated LB6 forms are available on the Forms Library Webpage.

15 July 2015 - Special schools updated 2015 to 2016 budgets

Special School updated budgets are available to review on the Budget Information webpage as per the individual emails sent to each special school.

10 July 2015 - Key to success website, Pupil Premium update

The Key to Success website has now been updated with the latest pupil numbers from the January 2015 school census. Details on this are on our Grants Information Page.

9 July 2015 - Financial management handbook update

Section 6 of the Financial Management Handbook, Hiring and Community Use of Education Premises, has been updated. Please see webpage Financial Management Handbook.

8 July 2015 - Schools and academies top ups information

Details of the July 2015 top ups are now available on the Schools Monthly Top Ups Webpage.

30 June 2015 - Financial Value Standard Template 15-16

The Financial Value Standard (SFVS) template for 15-16 is available on the Financial Value Standard webpage. All maintained schools are required to review their Standard and resubmit by no later than 31 March 2016.

26 June 2015 - Deficits Budget Policy

The deficits budget policy has been updated and is available at the bottom of the Financial Management Handbook webpage.

26 June 2015 - Autumn Training Seminars

The 2015 Autumn training seminars are listed on the Finance Training and Seminars webpage.

23 June 2015 - VAT First Quarter Claim

The first quarter VAT claim and AVCO instructions are available on the Forms Library Webpage.

18 June 2015 - Personnel and Payroll Thematic Audit Report 14-15

The Personnel and Payroll Thematic Audit Report for 14-15 is available on the Audit Information Webpage.

12 June 2015 - Schools and Academies Top Ups Information

Details of the June 2015 top ups are now available on the Schools Monthly Top Ups Webpage.

4 June 2015 - Maintained Schools Asset Loans Web Page

An asset loans webpage has been created as a guide for maintained schools along with the updated forms to enable schools to apply for asset loans.

18 May 2015 - LB26 forms for 15-16

Updated LB26 forms are available from the Forms Library webpage.

13 May 2015 - Schools and Academies Top Ups Information

Details of the May 2015 top ups are now available on the Schools Monthly Top Ups Webpage.

13 May 2015 - Schools Forum Agendas and Minutes - New Web Location

From May 2015 the Schools Forum agendas and minutes will be available from the Northamptonshire County Council Committee Meetings System. To access this please use the link below:

7 May 2015 - Update to 14-15 Pupil Premium Grant

DfE has allocated an additional £23 for primary pupils who are currently eligible for free school meals or have been eligible in the past 6 years (FSM ‘Ever 6’) on top of the £1,300 already allocated.

The pupil premium for pupils adopted from care has been extended to include pupils recorded on the October 2014 School Census who were adopted from care prior to 30 December 2005. 

Details of this and adjustments to the schools transfers for May are shown on the Grants web page.

5 May 2015 - 4th Quarter VAT Reimbursement Form

The 4th quarter VAT reimbursement form is now available on the Guidance and Procedures Webpage.

24 April 2015 - Schools Balances SB1 forms

SB1 forms are now available on the Budget Information webpage. These need to be completed in electronic format and returned to by 1st of April at the latest. Notes in column G have been updated to help tie the SB1 form back to the budget proposal form as at 11:15 am Monday 27 April 15.

16 April 2015 - Schools Forum Nominations 

Details of the request for Schools Forum Member nominations are available on the Schools Forum Webpage.

16 April 2015 - Schools and Academies Top Ups Information

Details of the April 2015 top ups are now available on the Schools Monthly Top Ups Webpage.

14 April 2015 Forum Matters

March 2015 Forum Matters are available on the Schools Forum webpage.

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