The GOV.UK government website contains a financial benchmarking webpage for schools:
This site enables you to prepare charts that compare your school's income and expenditure profile with that of similar schools. The website includes Consistent Financial Reporting for maintained schools in England.
The CFR returns are also now available on the GOV.UK website (summarised by local authority) and are no longer posted on this page. Please see:
Section 251 Reports
Local authorities prepare and submit annual budget and outturn statements about their planned and actual spending to the Secretary of State. The statements cover spending for education and children's social care functions as required under section 251.
The reports for both the planned budget and the actual spending are available from 2012 to 2013 onwards on the gov.uk website: