School Business Leaders Funding Survey Results, 2018

Q1 Over the past 12 months, has your school had to make cost savings?

 

Percentage

Number of responses

Yes

98.74%

235

No

1.26%

3

 

 

238

 

Q2 What cost savings have you made over the past 12 months?

 

Percentage
(out of 238)

Number of responses

Less than £10,000

5.04%

12

£10,000 to £50,000

28.57%

68

£50,000 to £100,000

19.33%

46

£100,000 to £150,000

13.87%

33

£150,000 to £200,000

13.45%

32

£200,000 to £250,000

5.46%

13

£250,000 to £300,000

4.20%

10

More than £300,000

8.82%

21

 

Q3 Over the past 12 months, what actions have you taken to reduce costs and/or raise additional funds. Indicate as many as apply.

 

Percentage (out of 238)

Number of responses

Reduced SLT

34.45%

82

Reduced number of teachers

40.76%

97

Reduced number of suport staff

77.31%

184

Reduced spending on maintenance

63.87%

152

Reduced spending on IT services

59.24%

141

Reduced spending on other resources

73.95%

176

Renegotiated service contracts

69.07%

162

Reduced spending on CPD

55.04%

131

Requested voluntary contributions from parents for mainstream activities

20.17%

48

Other

17.65%

42

 

Q4 What impact have cost savings had on your school over the past 12 months? Indicate as many as apply.

 

Percentage (out of 238)

Number of responses

Reduced curriculum options

51.26%

122

Reduced enrichment activities

45.80%

109

Reduced individual support for students

56.30%

134

Reduced counselling/mental health support

22.69%

54

Increased class sizes

52.10%

124

Increased teacher workload

58.82%

140

Other

19.33%

46

 

Q5 Is your school running with an in-year deficit in your current financial year?

 

Percentage

Number of responses

Yes

49.58%

118

No

50.42%

120

 

Q6 Do you currently hold any free (uncommitted) reserves?

 

Percentage

Number of responses

Yes

50.42%

120

No

49.58%

118

 

Q7 Over the past three years, has the value of any free reserves ...

 

Percentage

Number of responses

Risen

5.46%

13

Fallen

79.41%

189

Remained constant

15.13%

36

 

Q8 Will your school have to make cost savings over the next 12 months? 

 

Percentage

Number of responses

Yes

92.44%

220

No

7.56%

18

 

Q9 What cost savings will you make over the next 12 months?

 

Percentage

Number of responses

Less than £10,000

4.62%

11

£10,000 to £50,000

28.57%

68

£50,000 to £100,000

19.33%

46

£100,000 to £150,000

16.81%

40

£150,000 to £200,000

6.72%

16

£200,000 to £250,000

5.88%

14

£250,000 to £300,000

4.62%

11

More than £300,000

5.88%

14

 

Q10 Over the next 12 months, what actions will you take to reduce costs and/or raise additional funds. Indicate as many as apply.

 

Percentage (out of 238)

Number of responses

Reduced SLT

21.43%

51

Reduced number of teachers

43.28%

103

Reduced number of support staff

64.29%

153

Reduced spending on maintenance

58.40%

139

Reduced spending on IT services

53.36%

127

Reduced spending on other resources

76.47%

182

Renegotiated service contracts

65.55%

156

Reduced spending on CPD

47.90%

114

Requested voluntary contributions from parents for mainstream activities

24.37%

58

Other

18.07%

43

 

Q11 What impact do you expect that cost savings will have on your school over the next 12 months? Indicate as many as apply.

 

Percentage (out of 238)

Number of responses

Reduced curriculum options

53.78%

128

Reduced enrichment activities

53.78%

128

Reduced individual support for students

64.71%

154

Reduced counselling/mental health support

31.51%

75

Increased class sizes

48.74%

116

Increased teacher workload

58.40%

139

Other

17.23%

41

 

Q12 Will your school have an in-year deficit in your next financial year?

 

Percentage

Number of responses

Yes

59.66%

142

No

40.43%

96