Finance policies (maintained schools)

See examples of finance policies from maintained primary, secondary and special schools, to get ideas for writing your own.

Last reviewed on 1 February 2024
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  1. You're not required to have a finance policy
  2. Examples from schools
The Department for Education (DfE) withdrew its guidance on statutory policies for schools and academy trusts on 7 March 2024.

Details of statutory policies have now been incorporated into the new governance guides for maintained schools and academies. Take a look at our summary of the new governance guides.

We’ve reached out to the DfE to clarify some of the detail on the statutory policy list in the new guides, and we will update our related articles with any updates in due course. Select ‘save for later’ at the top of this page to be notified when this article has been updated.

You're not required to have a finance policy

However, you do need certain policies related to finance: 

This is covered in the list of statutory policies from the DfE.

Some schools choose to present these policies in one finance policy document. 

Examples from schools

Primary schools 

Secondary schools 

Special school