Cost-of-living crisis: how to manage the impact on your school
Find practical steps to help you balance your school’s budget and support your community through this financially challenging time.
The cost-of-living crisis will have a different impact on every school. You may be in a position where you can use reserves to ride it out for now, but you’ll likely need to make changes sooner or later. Use this guide to help you get started.
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What not to skimp on
It can be tempting to cut corners at every possible turn during this crisis. However, you should prioritise the following areas when making tricky spending decisions, so you can continue to do right by your school community.
Families are already facing a steep rise in costs at the moment. Don’t increase the price of school dinners in response to the crisis unless it’s absolutely necessary. You’ll find other ways to save money on catering in this article (see the