What is CFR and who is it for?
The CFR framework applies to:
- Maintained schools
- Pupil referral units
It's optional for nurseries and non-maintained special schools.
There is a standard template for you to collect information about income and expenditure by financial years. If you're a maintained school, your governing board needs to provide this to your LA in a financial statement each year.
- Supports benchmarking
- Allows governors and LAs to produce comparative reports between similar schools
Read more in the guidance from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
Key changes for 2023-24
The following sections of the guidance have been updated:
I01 funds delegated by the LA Teachers' pay grant and teachers' pension employer contribution grant removed as they are no longer separate funding Mainstream schools additional grant added I03 high needs top-up funding Updated to include: Any funding corresponding to the mainstream schools additional grant for special schools and pupil referral units Any funding which replaces the teachers' pay grant