About CEFM

The Centre for Education & Finance Management has been assisting schools on financial, educational, personnel and legal matters since the inception of Local Management of Schools in 1990.

We provide expert advisory services led by solicitors, accountants, occupational health managers and educational practitioners.

The landscape is ever changing and current issues include:

  • Organisational change – the impact of academy status.
  • Staffing issues – the largest element of cost and the resource driving educational results.
  • Funding issues – the impact of a national funding formula and changes to SEN and sixth form funding.
  • Financial control – obtaining best value and managing the risk of fraud.
  • Management – the role of governors and headteachers.

Our expert advisers support schools and academies in managing change through proactive helplines, consultancy and training. Our information website includes a body of knowledge written by our in-house team and provides timely, succinct updates to assist you through the process of change.

CEFM is an independent company solely focused on supporting schools. The company is wholly owned and directly managed by the directors – we are neither part of a larger parent company nor driven by shareholders. As a CEFM client, you benefit from direct access to the owners and decision makers ensuring you receive the level of support you need.

Whether maintained, an academy or part of a multi-academy trust, it is our belief that each school is unique and requires a support package tailored to its own needs.

Factors including staff numbers, in-house expertise and new partnerships can all influence the level and type of support required.

With this in mind, we invest time listening to our clients to ensure we provide the right mix of services at a competitive price.

Schools can choose any combination of our services. It is our policy to visit each school in person to explain the services in detail in order to guarantee the school receives the best possible support. This service is offered without obligation.

The contents of this website will give you an outline of the services that CEFM can offer to support your school.

If you would like further information or would like to arrange a no-obligation visit to discuss our services in depth, please do not hesitate to call on 01494 459183.


Contact address: CEFM Ltd. Red Lion House, 9-10 High Street, High Wycombe, HP11 2AZ.

Centre for Education & Finance Management Limited
Registered in England & Wales no. 4073121
Registered office: 29 Harbour Exchange Square, London, E14 9GE
VAT number: 818280621