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Finance Training Programmes for Academy Schools

A range of courses designed to enhance your expertise and support your understanding of finances within maintained and academy settings.

Please find below our current course list with quick links for you to select and book your place.

If you are interested in receiving more information about this course, or would like to know the next available date, please e-mail



Academy Finance Workshop

2 March 2022 - Delivered via Webinar


Course Overview

This is a briefing style session giving the latest updates and information affecting the finances in Academy schools. 

There is no charge for Academies that have a Finance Package Service Level Agreement with Strictly Education 4S.

What will the course cover?

  • Latest updates of finance in Academy schools
  • Current issues affecting academies
  • News affecting Surrey academies

Delegates will gain an understanding of:

  • The latest issues relating to academy finance
  • Current updates affecting academies
  • News affecting Surrey academies

Who will benefit from attending this?

School Business Leaders / Bursars



External Funding

Course Overview

This half day course has been designed for Bursars and School Business Managers, to help support your understanding of the key skills required to access external funding and provide you with an insight into the grants that are available to schools. The purpose of the course is to provide you with advice for writing successful funding applications and the pitfalls to avoid. You will also have guidance on current grants available to schools and have the opportunity to work with others on the course.

Benefits of attending this course

  • Reviewing your school’s planning cycle
  • Identifying the benefits of having a fundraising strategy
  • Developing good applications for funding and the errors to avoid
  • Identifying sources of funding

Programme Headlines

  • 3-hour/half day course
  • Focus on what external funding is available and how to secure it
  • Directed at Academy Bursars/Business Managers





The BACS training will walk you through the process and provde you with all the paperwork required and ensure you have appropriate internal controls for BACS processing.

PLEASE NOTE that the training is for maintained schools and academies using SIMS FMS.

This training is provided on site, on a one-to-one basis.

This on-site training is directed at School Business Manager and would involve a 2 hour training session.

If you are interested in receiving more information about this training, or would like to arrange a training date, please e-mail

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