Financial Value Standard (SFVS)

Schools financial standard 2019 to 2020

The standard for 2019 to 2020 consists of a checklist and a dashboard.

The checklist asks questions of governing bodies in 6 areas of resource management. It provides clarification for each question, examples of good practice, and details of further support available to assist schools in addressing specific issues.

The dashboard shows how a school’s data compares to thresholds on a range of statistics identified by the Department for Education (DfE) as indicators of good resource management and outcomes. It provides explanations of each of the indicators and helps schools to fill in their data and understand the results.

General guidance is provided on the DFE website.

Additional guidance/tools can be found at:

Please use the form below for your submission to Northamptonshire County Council Audit department using 18 to19 financial data.

Please send completed forms to by 31 March 2021.