Financial Management Support


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drb's 2023-2024 Services Brochure


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22 years of providing excellent, essential and creative support to schools.

All services are entirely bespoke to suit each place of learning and can be customised around any specific goals. Here at drb, our highly experienced and trained consultants have all worked within a variety of education settings themselves, meaning they have an excellent level of understanding that enables them to be trusted school financial advisors for any setting.

We believe that the support detailed in the following pages can add real value to the great work being done in schools and academies across the country. Read testimonials of what our clients have experienced with our team at drb.

Feedback from Clients:

From the very first meeting through to the establishment of the MAT, drb have kept us informed of progress all the way. There were a number of obstacles that needed to be overcome during the process, and drb were always on hand with sound advice and guidance.

Chief Executive OfficerWorcestershire

drb have always been there for our school and have demonstrated a passion in what they do. They work closely with Governors and the auditors to ensure that the year-end accounts are produced on time and any issues raised are resolved.


drb have provided an outstanding service in respect of advice and guidance on the establishment of our MAT and the infrastructure required to support our schools

Executive HeadteacherCoventry

We have used drb for a number of years to support our school during a time of major change and financial challenge. I have always found them to be proactive and adaptable, willing to attend and support us with meetings at all levels including Governors and Local Authority.


drb's advice has been invaluable - clear, concise reports are produced that enable leaders to address issues and plan for the future with confidence in the accuracy of the data.

School Business ManagerWalsall

Our drb project manager was amazing and made the whole conversion process stress-free!

Business ManagerBirmingham

We work with

Maintained Schools

Effective, efficient, and robust school-based financial management that’s essential. drb Schools and Academies Services are here to support you in achieving the best.

We work with

Academies & Free Schools

Whether you’re already an academy, going through the conversion process, or just thinking of becoming an academy, drb is here to advise on the best strategy.

We work with

Academy Trusts

Out schools, advisory service ensures that ‘MAT’ can build and implement a sustainable infrastructure while ensuring the requirements of the AFH are met.

We can help with

Conversion Support

drb recognises that this period of transition will be crucial for the success of the new academy, which is why our Project Managers will guide you through this process.