Academies Budget Forecast Return Update

24th May 2023

The deadline for the budget forecast return (BFR) has been confirmed as 31st August 2023. This is later than in previous years when the deadline was late July.

It is expected that the 2023 online form will be available early June.

The main changes in the 2023 version of return are:

·        new validation for the GAG income v pupil numbers reported to help improve data quality

·        repositioned pupil numbers (line 999), showing this at the top of the spreadsheet before the revenue section

·         a reduced series of finance questions at the top of the BFR worksheet.

View the academies budget forecast return here.

If you have any queries on completing the return or we can help with the completion on your behalf, please contact us:

Telephone: 0300 1231420 option 1.

Trusts subscribing to Schools’ Choice Finance services will receive their BFR guidance pack.