Community & Comprehensive Schools
In accordance with the Governance Manual for Community & Comprehensive Schools, the Board of Management are advised to prepare an annual budget each year.The Financial Support Services Unit are currently developing budget templates and guidelines in relation to the preparation of budgets for Community & Comprehensive Schools.
Voluntary Secondary Schools
In accordance with the Articles of Management schools are required to prepare an annual budget each year and following agreement by the Board of Management to submit it to the school’s patron/trustees for approval. In general, this process should be completed by the end of May and the budget entered on the school accounts system. Schools that do not use the Articles of Management as their governing document are advised to prepare an annual budget.