Integrated Curriculum and Financial Planning (ICFP)

Making sure your pupils receive the best curriculum you can afford is imperative. That’s why ICFP is so important, helping you to achieve educational success while ensuring your school remains financially stable and sustainable at the same time.

At Entrust, our finance services team of qualified accountants and school support officers have a vast range of knowledge and experience. We’re here to make sure your ICFP planning is quick and easy or completely taken care of, depending on your needs. Either way, we’ll take the hassle of ICFP out of your hands, giving you the time to focus on what you do best – creating the best possible outcomes for your pupils and your school.

ICFP tool, half-day workshop and helpdesk

If you’re struggling to implement ICFP at your school, then look no further. Our ICFP tool links curriculum and financial planning in one easy-to-use solution. It’ll help you to analyse your data, showing you where you are over-spending and under-resourced, while helping to ensure you curriculum is fit for purpose.

You’ll also be invited to attend a half day workshop, where we’ll provide an in-depth overview of ICFP and how it can positively affect your school’s financial planning, ensuring you understand how to gather your data, how to input it into the tool and the key metrics you need to report on. You’ll also have direct email access to our handy finance helpdesk, for all your ICFP, ESFA/statutory returns and internal audit questions.

ICFP consultancy support

We can also complete your ICFP on your behalf and provide you with a full report for your trustees or governing board. We’ll help you understand how your budget can be better aligned to your curriculum, enabling you to be better prepared so you can manage unexpected costs, meet DfE guidance, support recommendations for savings, and identify where more support or spend is required.

Why choose us

- Our expert support is provided by an experienced team of education and finance specialists, so we know what you need, how you need it, and when you need it – often even before you do!

-Whether you’re looking to refresh your plan or it’s your first ICFP implementation, we can lend a helping hand. We have a wealth of experience, delivering ICFP training to over 4,000 school staff across England on behalf of the DfE.

-We’re committed to working alongside schools to help you get the most out of your pupils and your resources.

-Entrust have been recognised by the DfE and have been included on their list of providers of ICFP advice.

-We're here to support and guide you throughout the process, with all email requests answered within 72 hours


To find out how we can help implement and manage ICFP at your school, contact us today.

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