Funding and financials

Resources and links to managing your school’s finances, operational and property funding, and staffing entitlements among other financial guidance.

Boards are responsible for managing their school’s finances, and have many requirements to follow. 

Managing school finances

We have guidance on best practice in financial governance, financial management and reporting. We also have information on how to prepare your school’s financial statements and how to manage general finances.

Managing school finances

Resourcing – operational and staff funding

We calculate and deliver operational funding and staffing entitlements to state and state-integrated schools.

Resourcing – operational and staff funding

Property funding

We provide funding to schools to build new property and maintain existing property. We also give boards funding to furnish and equip buildings and to pay for vandalism damage.

Property funding

Other types of funding

We have information about funding, including English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), the International Student Wellbeing Strategy, boarding allowances and other funding for schools and ākonga | students.

ESOL funding

International Student Wellbeing Strategy 2019 funding

Boarding allowances

Tax, insurance and local councils

Our information about council rates and a range of insurance and taxation issues:

Council rates paid by schools


Risk Management Scheme: Contents and liability insurance

ACC claims(external link)

School tax issues

Resourcing audits

Our audits roll returns to make sure schools receive the correct funding and staffing entitlements.

Resourcing audits

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