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Benchmarking charts

The data below is from the latest year available. For trusts this is 2022 / 2023

Total expenditure

Staff total

Premises total

For information on centrally negotiated deals for facilities management and estates, visit deals for schools

Occupation total

More about occupation total
These are costs associated with occupying the school building. They include energy, water, sewerage, rates, insurance, and catering.
For information on centrally negotiated deals for energy and utilities, visit deals for schools

Supplies and services total

Interest charges for loans and banking

More about interest charges for loans and banking

This includes:

  • interest paid on overdrafts and other liabilities

It excludes:

  • interest received

Special facilities total

More about special facilities total

This includes:

  • swimming pools and sports centres
  • boarding provision
  • rural studies and farm units
  • payments by your school to another school for the benefit of pupils at the other school
  • pupil inter-site travel, eg moving between sites
  • expenses relating to before and after school clubs
  • delegated home to school transport
  • indirect employee expenses and agency staff expenses relating to a special facility
  • purchase of trading items for re-sale, eg school uniforms, books, stationery
  • donations paid by the school to a charity
  • community education with a benefit to the pupils at the school

It excludes:

  • staff costs associated with managing and supporting the special facility for directly employed staff
  • staff teaching in the special facility
  • school trips
  • residential special schools
  • any community-focused expenditure
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