Academies benchmarking profiles

Our benchmarking profiles use the very latest financial and performance data collected by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Department for Education (DfE), bringing it into simple and easy to read charts that collectively build up a detailed view of how your academy compares to others.

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The CIPFA Academies Benchmarking Profiles have been developed in response to requests from academies across England.

Our comparative profiles enable you to examine how your service costs, staffing and performance compare to your peers, providing key decision-makers with a quick, inexpensive way to engage with the most recent data to support evidence based decision-making.

What do we look at?

The profiles look at the following key aspects of academy provision:

  • income and expenditure
  • employee, occupancy and supplies and services costs
  • free school meals and pupil absence
  • pupil teacher ratios and salary levels
  • achievement for Key Stages 2, 4 and 5
  • GCSE results by subject area and average point scores
  • progress at different attainment levels
  • value-added measures.  

What are the benefits?

There are a number of benefits from signing up:

  • professional reports from a trusted source
  • no additional work required as they draw on data returns already made
  • it will help you to understand your costs and performance better
  • spotting potential areas for savings and improvement
  • identifying academies who are performing well
  • saving time and money on analysing the data yourself
  • evidence for performance assessments
  • understanding your figures better before finalising your next AAR return, and 
  • getting involved and help us develop the profiles to be even better.

What do I get by ordering?

You will be provided with an academies benchmarking pack, tailored to your individual academy and containing two sets of profiles, which compare your academy to:

  • all other academies within your region
  • your designated family group.

For examples of what you will receive, check out our sample profile.

How to order

Our Academies benchmarking pack for 2015 is currently available for £295 plus VAT for secondary academies and £195 for primary academies. As well as the benchmarking profile we have a dedicated TISonline service for academies. Customers purchasing this service and the profile at the same time will benefit from a 15% reduction in the combined price of both products. Click here for more information on the TISonline service.

Place your order online today.

If you are a Multi Academy Trust and would like reports generated for all academies within your trust, please contact us for further information at the details below.

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