Decision details

School Reserve Balances Year Ending 31 March 2019

Decision Maker: Education and Youth Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To provide the Committee with details of the closing balances held by Flintshire schools at the end of the financial year


(a)       That the school reserves balances as at the 31 March 2019 be noted;


(b)       That the Committee urges the Authority, notwithstanding the Estyn recommendation R4 and recognising that schools are not entitled to set a deficit budget, to continue to support schools in financial difficulty with a view to resolving deficits without detriment to pupils’ learning; and


(c)        That a letter be written, on behalf of the Committee, to the Welsh Government Minister for Education outlining the Committee’s concerns around school balances, which were clearly replicated across Wales, and seeking clarity around funding for the teacher’s pay awards and increasing pension contributions.

Report author: Lucy Morris

Publication date: 08/01/2020

Date of decision: 26/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 26/09/2019 - Education and Youth Overview & Scrutiny Committee

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