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Schools Consistent Financial Reporting

Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR) standardises, simplifies and streamlines the reporting of school finances in all local authority maintained schools in England.

The CFR data is used to populate the Department for Education (DfE) Schools Financial Benchmarking website, giving schools the opportunity to compare their income and expenditure with those of similar schools.

In addition, the CFR data is used to pre-populate part of the Section 251 outturn statements. In January 2011, for the first time, the Department published all schools' CFR 2009-10 data as part of the Coalition Government's data transparency agenda.

CFR Benchmark Data Status Reports