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The Trust has a team of qualified finance professionals with significant experience in working with both primary and secondary schools.

The Central Finance Team offer a transactional financial service to Trust schools and liaise with schools to prepare budgets and regular financial monitoring reports. In addition, the Central Finance Team work with schools to offer commercial, operational and procurement support to maximise budgets. The Central Finance Team ensure that the Trust remains compliant with the demands of our regulators and assists schools with assessing the financial implications of proposals. This includes statutory compliance such as annual audit, VAT returns and any grant audits required.

Additionally we are experienced in offering advice, training and consultancy in a number of areas to schools within the Trust and in our wider region:

  • Training for both finance staff, teaching staff and governors
  • Financial health checks including budget and systems reviews
  • Reviews of revenue streams and identification of commercial opportunities
  • Benchmarking curriculum and other spending
  • Integrated Curriculum Financial Planning
  • Assistance and advice with the process of becoming an academy or a Multi Academy Trust
  • Implementation advice re 1:1 technology schemes
  • Interim financial leadership

Our finance services can be completely tailored to your needs – please contact the Finance Director for an initial discussion.

If you have any queries and wish to get in touch with our Finance Department, we are currently unable to direct any telephone calls to our team, however please do email:

Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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