Non-public funds might be called something else in your school – for example:
- Private funds
- School funds
- Unofficial funds
- Governors’ funds
For ease, we’re using ‘voluntary funds’ in this article.
Check with your LA or the ESFA
A representative from the Department for Education (DfE) told us that maintained schools should check with their local authority (LA) for guidance on spending their voluntary funds.
Academies should contact the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for guidance if they have specific questions about how the funds should be spent.
Spending should relate to the reason the funds were raised
For example, spending voluntary funds on