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