Operational entitlement and instalments

This page provides further information on the operational entitlement and instalments in Pourato. It outlines how to find roll, funding and staffing information in Pourato.

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  • Boards
  • Principals and Tumuaki
  • Administrators

Boards are responsible for financial governance, including ensuring the correct operational funding is being allocated to their school or kura. Pourato provides access to the latest resourcing information for Boards to view for audit purposes.


Each year in September, Pourato will publish the provisional operational funding entitlement for your school or kura.

‘Provisional’ means that the funding may be adjusted at a later time. The Ministry recalculates your funding during the year to get your final amount. If any of your Operational funding components change, it will be updated in Pourato each quarter and your school or kura will receive an email notification.

During the school year, we pay your operations funding in quarterly instalments.

You can use the Export to Excel button to download a funding summary in Pourato for audit purposes.

For the timetable, go to our Operational funding payments page.

Payment advice

You will receive a notification email from Pourato when an operational funding instalment or payment plan is approved for payment.
The payment reference on your school bank statement will appear in Pourato as the payment’s ‘Bank Ref’. Payments and recoveries with the same Bank Ref have been paid into your school’s bank account together as one total amount.

Contact us

For help with your operational entitlement and instalment, email


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