drb Schools and Academies Services provide:

financial management services for schools

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We work with

Maintained Schools

Effective, efficient and robust financial management is essential in all schools and drb Schools and Academies Services is here to support you in achieving this.

We work with

Academies & Free Schools

Whether you are already an academy, going through the conversion process or just thinking of becoming an academy, drb are here to help. Click here to find out more.

We work with

Academy Trusts

Our ultimate aim is to ensure that your MAT is able to build and implement and sustainable infrastructure, whilst ensuring the requirements of the Academies Financial Handbook (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


drb Schools and Academies Services Ltd is a highly professional organisation which provides schools, academies and academy sponsors with high level strategic financial management services.

Our team of highly skilled consultants are all experts in working within the education sector and act as your trusted adviser by adding the specialist skills and capacity to your team. All drb’s services are bespoke and can be purchased to suit the identified needs of each client.

Whether you’re a Maintained School, Academy or a MAT… drb is here to help! Click here to get in touch or alternatively click on the image to download the 2018 / 2019 drb Services Brochure.

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drb sent us a great project manager who comes in regularly to budget monitoring meetings with our Headteacher and provide EPA advice and guidance

Your team are clearly familiar with many school’s financial management systems, as the support with transition from one management system to another you provided was second to none!

Thank you for helping and providing our SLT the most up-to-date information and helping us to make decisions that affect the outcomes for our pupils, staff and school!


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March 1, 2019

Budgets are out and as expected… showing no ‘real’ growth in funding!

Schools and Academies budgets are out and as expected… showing no growth in funding for inflation and pay awards! It has now become more imperative that trusts and schools undertake...
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September 24, 2018

Curriculum First!

Recent publicity in relation to Academy finances has been negative once again. There has been and will continue to be increased emphasis on transparent and effective financial management and the...
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July 11, 2018

New accounting requirements for Academy Trusts

With budgets becoming ever tighter, cash flow will be a key focus for Trusts and this has been recognised and further encouraged by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)....