Freedom of information response

School Finance

Publication date: 
Friday 31 January 2020
Request: 

1. Does your local authority have a policy to claw back money from schools with excess surpluses?

2. If so, what is that policy? Eg, does it apply to schools with a surplus worth x% of their income, or with a value exceeding a certain £?

3. How many schools had money clawed back from their surplus in each of the following years: 2018-19, 2017-18, 2016-17?

4. How many schools appealed the clawback in each of those three years?

5. How many of the appeals were accepted, in each of those years?

6. What was the total amount of money from schools' excess surpluses that was clawed back in each of those years?

Response: 

Please see attached document Appendix A

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Request reference:
FOI 9687