School budget: expenditure on staffing
Get advice on what percentage of your budget should be spent on staffing, and which staffing costs you should include in your calculations.
Work out staffing costs as a percentage of your total budget
There’s no statutory guidance on the percentage of your budget that should be spent on salaries or other staff costs.
Mainstream schools - aim for 70% expenditure on staff The ‘standard’ benchmark for expenditure on staffing is 75%. However, it’s sensible to build a margin into the percentage to avoid overspending. For this reason, aim to spend no more than 70% of your budget on staffing costs. This figure will naturally fluctuate depending on your setting - and on priorities set by