School Finance Specialists

Magic Numbers

A simple but powerful tool to help you plan for the future, connecting your budget and your curriculum planning through a focus on the number of teachers you can afford within a balanced budget.


This tool has been developed with the DfE and your feedback on this beta version would be very much appreciated.

Building an educationally viable local school funding formula


Following on from a workshop at the National Fair Funding Conference in Birmingham in October 2017, this spreadsheet tool can help test the reasonableness of a local area funding formula .


Is the cake shared out fairly? Is there enough cake?

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