Financial Information

All children in England between the ages of 5 and 16 are entitled to a free place at a state school.

State schools receive funding through their local authority or directly from the government. The most common ones are:

  • community schools, which are sometimes called local authority maintained schools - they are not influenced by business or religious groups and follow the national curriculum

  • foundation schools and voluntary schools, which are funded by the local authority but have more freedom to change the way they do things - sometimes they are supported by representatives from religious groups

  • academies and free schools, which are run by not-for-profit academy trusts, are independent from the local authority - they have more freedom to change how they run things and can follow a different curriculum

All state-funded schools, whether they are academies or council-run schools, get their funding from the Government.

Please click on thie following link to see more on  'how schools are financed'.

Conifers is a Community School

Schools have to publish information about their financial affairs and must state the number of staff, if any, are paid in excess of £100,000. Conifers school employs a range of teaching staff including the Headteacher and Leadership Team, support and intervention staff, office staff, lunchtime staff, cleaners and a site manager.  The school doesn't employ any members of staff with a salary of £100,000 or more. 

Please click on the link below for further information on Conifers school finances.

Conifers Primary School - Income and Expenditure