The consistent financial reporting (CFR) framework provides a template for schools to collect information about their income and expenditure by financial years.
The CFR framework applies to maintained schools and pupil referral units. It’s optional for nurseries and non-maintained special schools.
Submitting your CFR return
The deadline for local authorities to submit their CFR return for 2018 to 2019 is 16 July 2019.
Local authorities use the COLLECT blade to complete the CFR return. The COLLECT blade will be made available in early April 2019.
Read the guidance to learn how to use COLLECT.
Read the consistent financial reporting framework: 2019 to 2020 to find out what’s new for 2019 to 2020.
What we use this information for
The information supports benchmarking and enables governors and local authorities to produce reports.
The schools financial benchmarking service enables comparisons of school income and expenditure profiles with similar schools.