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Your academy’s free Financial Benchmarking report for 2017-2018 is now available on your Arbor Insight portal. The report was prepared by Arbor Education Partners using your most recent Schools Financial Benchmarking data from the Department for Education. The aim of these reports is to help you with benchmarking your income and expenditure, as well as
Your academy’s free Financial Benchmarking report for 2017-2018 is now available on your Arbor Insight portal. The report was prepared by Arbor Education Partners using your most recent Schools Financial Benchmarking data from the Department for Education. The aim of these reports is to help you with benchmarking your income and expenditure, as well as helping you to plan your budget effectively.
What is Arbor Insight?
Arbor Insight is our industry-leading benchmarking tool for every school and MAT in the country. It’s free for everyone! See your school’s performance on all your key measures from the DfE – including comparisons with similar, national, local and top quintile schools – in easy to read reports you can share with your whole team. We also give you personalised recommendations for your school, so you can understand exactly where to focus.
Why create a report?
Our reports have been created just for your to help you see the power information can have when intelligently analysed, and intuitively presented. It also acts as a small introduction to what Arbor can do! While this data may be from last year, it is also totally free as part of our mission to help schools stress a little less and focus on what matters most – use our data to help drive your school improvement for the coming year.
Fig 1: Screenshot showing how total spend is broken down in your Financial Benchmarking report
How did you get the data?
This report has been created using Academies’ Financial Benchmarking Data from 2017/2018 as released for the first time in October 2019. We combined this with data sourced from the Department for Education which our clever data scientists then imported into Arbor’s Adaptive Management System for analysis and output. The result is an individual academies’ financial budget report unique to each academy.
Your Financial Benchmarking report will contain an overview of funding and spending across your academy from the years 2017-2018. We have also compared your data with schools like you, schools in your local Authority and the national average. Quickly spot trends and anomalies in your finance data with our easy-to-read graphs, and see how your income and spending has changed over time with our 3-year rolling averages.
See how much funding your school received last academic year broken down into percentages and compared to schools like your, Local Authority schools and the national average.
Find out what percentage of grant funding you were given, across: direct grants, community grants and targeted grants.
Fig 2: Screenshot showing a Grant Funding breakdown in Arbor’s Financial Benchmarking report
See what percentage of self-generated funding you had, taking into account: community-focused school facilities, income from facilities and services, income from catering, receipts from insurance claims, donations and more!
Fig 3: Screenshot showing Self-generated Funding in our Financial Benchmarking report
See how much your schools spent in the years 2017-2018 broken down into percentages and compared to schools like your, Local Authority schools and the national average.
Find out what percentage of staff spend there was, across: teaching staff, supply staff, education support staff and administrative staff.
Fig 4: Screenshot showing a Staff Spending breakdown in Arbor’s Financial Benchmarking report
See what percentage of income was spent on the school premises, including: premises staff, cleaning and maintenance.
Fig 5: Screenshot showing a premises spending breakdown in our Financial Benchmarking report
Have a look at your spending on different occupations, including: energy, water and sewage and catering expenditure.
Fig 6: Screenshot showing occupations spending in our Financial Benchmarking report
See what your academy spends on supplies and services, taking into account: administrative supplies, educational supplies and bought-in professional services.
Fig 7: Screenshot showing supplies and services spending in our Financial Benchmarking report
How do I get my hands on a free report?
It’s super easy for you to download your academy’s free, personalised financial benchmarking report. Just log in to your Arbor Insight portal here: https://login.arbor.sc/
I haven’t used Arbor Insight before – how do I sign up?
Click here to sign up to your academy’s free Arbor Insight portal: https://login.arbor.sc/auth/register
You haven’t answered my questions! Can I contact you for help?
Absolutely. You can reach the Arbor team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us on 020 8050 1028.
Arbor Insight is a free tool we offer alongside our hassle-free MIS that schools and MATs love to use. If you’re interested in learning more about how our MIS can make daily school admin easier and your data more useful, book a free demo here or call our MIS Demo Team on 0208 050 1028.
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