Local authorities (LAs) are required to publish key financial documents relating to schools on a public website.
Guidance for schools considering conversion to academy status
Updated August 2016
Schools that are considering converting to academy status should read the guidance (pdf, 184kb) (opens in a new window) provided by Dorset County Council.
Consultations on education funding
Local and national consultations on education funding.
Dorset Scheme for Financing Schools
This sets out the financial relationship between the local authority (LA) and its maintained schools.
School funding formulae and allocations
The Dorset school funding formula and other school funding related issues and arrangements.
Section 251 Statements of expenditure on Education and Childrens Social Care
Under section 251 of the Apprenticeship, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009, local authorities (LAs) are required to prepare and submit separate statements about their planned and actual expenditure on education and children's social care, to the Secretary of State for Education on an annual basis.