Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

TIOB – Understanding school finance

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • Date: April 26 2024
  • Time: 14:00 – 15:00
  • Cost: TIOB/BSA Member Rate – £65, Non-member Rate – £130
  • Audience: SLT, Heads of Boarding, Boarding and teaching staff
  • Platform: Zoom (online)

Course outline:

Whether thinking about promotion or wanting to understand how schools work, understanding school finance is critical, particularly in the current context. This webinar will cover essential elements of school finance.

Training topics will include: 

  • Principles of management account
  • Cashflow and balance sheets
  • Budget setting
  • Financial pressures (fee debt, rising costs, VAT)
  • Benchmarking

Learning outcomes: 

  • Develop a clear understanding of school finance
  • Gain of whole school financial strategy
  • Knowledge of current challenges and pressures.



Andrew Ashton, Bursar, Radley College

Andrew Ashton was appointed Bursar of Radley College in September 2008. He has overall responsibility for the financial and operational life of the College, and the management of all non-teaching staff.
After Newcastle Royal Grammar School, Andrew studied chemistry at Oxford and moved into the banking sector, rising to become Director of Strategy, Performance and Client Services at Barclays Africa. He then spent three and a half years as a management consultant within the financial services sector before taking up the role of Bursar at Radley College.
Andrew plays a significant role in the local community and was previously a governor and Chair of the Resources Committee at Radley Primary School. He is now a trustee and former Chair of the Radley Lakes Trust, a governor of Shiplake College and Chair of the Organisation, Remuneration and Nominations Committee of the Boarding Schools’ Association. Despite growing up in Newcastle, Andrew considers Radley and the surrounding area as his spiritual home. He is married to Jillian, and they have one son, Philip. In his occasional spare time, Andrew can be found playing real tennis or exploring the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, either in running trainers or walking boots.


April 26
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


The Institute of Boarding (TIOB)


Virtual – Zoom
United Kingdom + Google Map