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DfE Guidance for 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for education, early years and children’s social care (Published 17 April 2020. Updated 9 July 2020)

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About the Schools Finance Service

The Schools Finance Service ensures sound administration of schools and the Local Authority's financial affairs.  By strengthening school management, it makes a contribution to raising educational standards.  We work closely with schools and colleagues within the Local Authority to ensure high quality provision.

The team is able to offer a wide range of services to schools as well as providing statutory services to the Council.  Full details of the services available, including charges, may be viewed via the Traded Services to Schools webpage.  If you would like more information then please contact  Katherine Vernon on 07824 496753 or email to: Katherine.Vernon@wokingham.gov.uk


Contact us

By email:
SchoolsFinanceHelpdesk@wokingham.gov.uk
Emails are monitored regularly throughout the working day (8:30 to 15:30), so we would encourage queries to be submitted electronically, if possible.

We aim to respond within 2 working days.

By telephone: 0118 974 6123* (*currently unavailable; all contact by email).
The telephone is covered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 09:30 to 13:30.
Calls outside these hours will be diverted to voicemail.

By post: Finance Systems Team,          Wokingham Borough Council, P.O. Box 152, Shute End, Wokingham, RG40 1WJ.

A list of useful contact details for the LA is at the bottom of this page.

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Schools Finance Discussion Forum

The Schools Finance Discussion Forum is intended to improve communications and allow school colleagues to support one another by sharing news, asking questions, etc.

To access the forum you can either click on this link: Schools Finance Discussion Forum or login using the Login link at the top of this page.  Once you are logged in, the link to 'Bursar Discussion Forum' will appear in the menu on the left hand side.

You should use your bursar username and password which was sent to bursars some while back, but if you don't know your login details, please contact David Congdon.

Katherine Vernon Schools' Finance Manager  07824 406753
 Liz Goddard  Senior Case Owner (Schools Finance)  
 Diana Hollis  Finance Specialist (Schools Finance)  
Nadia Mewton Case Owner


Angela Blogg

Case Owner


Surinder Dhaliwal

Case Owner



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