Under the Local Management of Schools (LMS) arrangements in Northern Ireland, the Board of Governors of every school receives a delegated budget to meet the on-going costs of running their school, enabling them to plan and use resources to maximum effect in accordance with their school’s needs and priorities.
A Common Funding Scheme provides delegated funding to all grant-aided schools in Northern Ireland (other than Special schools or schools established in hospitals).
Controlled and maintained schools receive their budget shares through the Education and Library Board in whose area the school is located, while voluntary grammar schools and grant maintained integrated schools receive their funding through the Department.
This page contains the following sections:
- Common Funding - This section contains information relating to all aspects of the Common Funding arrangements for all grant-aided schools in Northern Ireland.
- Financial Management in Schools This section contains information relating to the financial management of all schools
- Grant Maintained Integrated Schools This section contains information relating to current and previous Budget and Outturn statements for Grant Maintained Integrated Schools
- Voluntary Grammar Schools This section contains information relating to current and previous Budget and Outturn statements for Voluntary Grammar Schools, as well as Regulations & Circulars and Statement of Accounts (S40).