1 Company Registration No (England and Wales) (FORMERLY TESTWOOD SPORTS COLLEGE) (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE) TRUSTEES' REPORT AND AUDITED ACCOUNTS
2 CONTENTS Page Reference and administrative details 1-2 Trustees' report 3-8 Governance statement 9-11 Statement on regularity, propriety and compliance 12 Statement of trustees' responsibilities 13 Independent auditor's report on the accounts Independent reporting accountant's report on regularity Statement of financial activities including income and expenditure account Balance sheet 20 Statement of cash flows 21 Notes to the accounts including accounting policies 22-39
3 REFERENCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE DETAILS Trustees J Lawrence G Pike A Jerrett (Vice Chair) D Bushrod (Chair) H Garland J Pitman (Headteacher & Accounting officer) V Ford N Gilbert (Staff trustee) C Bell (Responsible Officer) G Young A Piatt (Resigned 8 December 2017) N Whitcher (Appointed 6 December 2016) R Motherwell (Appointed 28 March 2017) E Thompson (Appointed 6 December 2016) Members A Jerrett G Pike J Lawrence D Bushrod S Isaac (Resigned 13 July 2016) V Ford (Appointed 9 September 2016) C Bell (Appointed 9 September 2016) Senior management team - Headteacher - Deputy Headteacher - Deputy Headteacher -Assistant Headteacher -Assistant Headteacher - Director of Finance and administration Company secretary Company registration number Registered office Independent auditor J Pitman P Kennedy (Resigned 02/06/2017) T Webber (Appointed 03/07/2017) D Murphy M Shipsides J D Barker J D Barker (England and Wales) Testwood Lane Totton Southampton Hampshire S040 3ZW Moore Stephens (South) LLP 33 The Clarendon Centre Salisbury Business Park Dairy Meadow Lane Salisbury Wiltshire SP1 2TJ
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5 TRUSTEES' REPORT The trustees present their annual report together with the accounts and independent auditor's report of the charitable company for the period 1 September 2016 to 31 August The annual report serves the purposes of both a trustees' report, and a directors' report under company law. The Trust operates an Academy for students aged 11 to 16 serving a catchment area of Totton, Southampton. It has a student capacity of 1215 and had a roll of 686 on 6th October Structure, governance and management Constitution The academy trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity. The charitable company's memorandum and articles of association are the primary governing documents of the academy trust. The trustees of Testwood School are also the directors of the charitable company for the purposes of company law. Details of the trustees who served during the year are included in the Reference and Administrative Details on page 1. Members' liability Each member of the charitable company undertakes to contribute to the assets of the charitable company in the event of it being wound up while they are a member, or within one year after they cease to be a member, such amount as may be required, not exceeding 10, for the debts and liabilities contracted before they ceased to be a member. Trustees' indemnities Since the incorporation of the Charitable Company on 13 July 2011 the Trustees have been indemnified in respect of their legal liability for financial loss arising as a result of a negligent act, accidental error or omission in the course of their official duties. The school has taken out appropriate indemnity insurance to protect the governors' interests. Method of recruitment and appointment or election of trustees Recruitment of trustees would be done by advertising the post and seeking nominations. If there are more nominations than posts a ballot would be held. Candidates will meet with the chair of the trustees, the chairs of the committees and the headteacher to discuss the work and role of a trustee, the expectations and the workload. Each candidate would be asked to submit an application. This and ballot papers will be circulated to all eligible voters. Candidates will be invited to the count and the winner(s) announced. Existing trustees may also nominate a person for consideration. Policies and procedures adopted for the induction and training of trustees New trustees will be given an induction programme, which makes clear the rules, demands and expectations of the role. They will shadow an existing trustee for at least their first year in office. This would often be the chair of the committee they are joining.
6 TRUSTEES' REPORT (CONTINUED) Organisational Structure The structure consists of three levels: the Trustees, Senior Management Team and Middle Managers. The aim of the management structure is to devolve responsibility and encourage involvement in decision making at all levels. The Trustees are responsible for setting general policy and strategic direction, adopting an annual improvement plan and budget, monitoring the Academy by the use of budgets and making major decisions about the direction of the Academy, capital expenditure and senior staff appointments. The Senior Management Team are, the Headteacher also known as the Accounting Officer, two Deputy Headteachers, two Assistant Headteachers and the Director of Finance. Middle Managers are responsible for the achievement, behaviour, quality of teaching and learning in their area and for their own leadership and management. Middle managers are responsible for either a curriculum area or a cohort of students. Arrangements for setting pav and remuneration of kev management personnel All performance, pay and remuneration is carried out as set in the academy's published pay policy. Key management personal including, Headteacher, Senior Management Team, Staff Trustees and academy staff undergo a robust and rigorous annual pay review. The performance management year begins in October with targets set, reviewed mid cycle in March and completed in the following October. All targets must be measurable and linked in most cases to the academy's improvement plan. The Headteacher scrutinizes the judgements and presents the reviews and judgements to the trustee's staffing and staff performance panel. The trustees act as independent verifiers to the anonymised performance reviews. The Headteacher makes recommendations for pay and remuneration and the trustees make their decision based upon the Headteacher's recommendations. The Headteacher's performance cycle is as other senior staff, however the targets set are in consultation with Headteacher's review panel and external verifier. The Headteacher's targets encompass strategic development for the whole academy and are agreed at the review panel meeting. The Headteacher is subject to a mid-year review held in March and a final review is undertaken the following November. Any member of managerial staff at risk of not meeting their targets will be supported by the Headteacher and if necessary receive external support. If it is identified the Headteacher is at risk at not achieving their targets, further support will be secured through the external advisor network. Exceptional performance maybe rewarded in accordance to the academy's published pay policy. Related parties and other connected charities and organisations The Trust is linked to PACE Football club as one of the trustees, Rob Motherwell, is the New Forest league Secretary and the Testwood Hut booking contact at PACE. The does not have any other related parties, connected charities, or connected organisations.
7 TRUSTEES' REPORT (CONTINUED) Objectives and activities Objects and aims The principle object and activity of the charitable company is the operation of Testwood School to provide the education of students of different abilities between the ages of 11 and 16. Objectives, strategies and activities The school objectives for 2017/18 are set out in the School Action Plan, which are summarised under 4 strategic intent headings which form the school's medium / long term plan: Teaching and Learning, Literacy/Numeracy, Data literacy for staff and improving attendance. Following the progress made during 2016/17, we report that we aim to continue to use strategies, which are effective in raising standards across the school. Teaching and learning: as a school we continue to use the Pupil Premium funding to develop high quality teaching for all whilst narrowing the attainment gap. We continue to embed the Growth Mind Set initiatives across the school focusing on curriculum and pastoral outcomes. Our coaching model now includes Lesson Study strategies to enable teachers to identify, research and model best practice in pairs across all subjects and age ranges. The 4-week cycle is used as a tool to monitor staff and standards across Testwood. School Council requested that Student Survey data collection should change. Now, student opinions are collected in tutor time rather than in subject lessons. Students feel this is a more anonymous method and teachers analyse the findings to secure better outcomes. In 2016/17, English and Maths curriculum changed significantly nationally to incorporate new requirements and 9-1 grading. In 2017/18, most of the remaining GCSE subjects follow this model, which gives curriculum staff the challenge of teaching the new syllabus for their subject; students face the challenge of new subject matter, which is more demanding. We have devoted Inset time for two years to support departments with these changes. Interestingly the quality of teaching during 2016/17, as measured by SLT, has consistently been very good with an external validation of SLT observation matching the judgements entirely. Data literacy for staff: Senior staff continue to embed usage of 4-matrix by teachers to raise standards. Middle leaders' data usage has improved over the year and Performance Management now incorporates using live data for analysis. Assessment after levels is in place for Year 7 and 8 with SIMS and 4-matrix providing results to identify student intervention needs. With the departure of Raise and the introduction of ASP for national comparison, governor training will also be part of the challenge for 2017/18. We are now using FFT20 and FFT50 to assist with target setting across the school as well as continuing to use CAT data to inform projected progress over time. Literacy and Numeracy: The priority to narrow the literacy and numeracy gap within year groups continues. Differentiation was a target for most staff in their performance targets during 2016/17 to assist with this focus. The ethos of a reading culture in Testwood is one I am proud of with our loan figures hurtling towards the target and an increasing number of Millionaire readers. Each year the percentage of students who reach and sustain their chronological reading age rises. Numeracy focused activities in tutor time are monitored half termly and intervention on key mathematical problem areas for individual students is then tackled in lunch time groups and in maths lessons. Improving Attendance: Attendance fell during 2016/17 especially for PP students and analysis showed that national issues over legality of taking holidays during term time did not help. The focus for 2017/18 is far more rigorous now that the national case has been resolved. Attendance has a far higher priority in the School Action Plan and is already showing significant improvement (2% rise over first half term). Students who do not attend are much less likely to succeed and this must be a priority for 2017/18. All stakeholders for Testwood School know that these strategic intents are designed to raise attainment and progress, reduce the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students, raise aspirations for minority groups as well as endeavoring to meet and exceed national averages.
8 TRUSTEES' REPORT (CONTINUED) Public benefit The trustees have complied with their duty to have due regard to the guidance on public benefit issued by the Charity Commission in exercising their powers and duties. Strategic report Achievements and performance The school will trade with sufficient balances and has made further efficiencies so as to continue to improve the performance of the school and to ensure the continuity of the education of students. The trustees are pleased to report Progress 8 measures for the 2016/17 cohort stand at (un validated data). At the time of publishing, the Progress 8 figure for Testwood School is 4th best in the New Forest secondary schools. This means that the school's progress is 'average' when compared with national data. A significant number of examination papers were re-marked this year with almost 25% awarded a higher grade and no paper being downgraded. Two subjects submitted full re-mark requests. Both of these (MFL and Art) were unsuccessful on this occasion. Due to the grade changes in 2016/17 it is difficult to compare results with 2015/16. The change from A* - G to Grade 9-1 makes comparisons in maths and English problematic. In % achieved 5A*-C (including English and Maths) while in % achieved 5A*-C(including English and Maths at grade 4+). This would suggest a slight rise overall but this is no longer an accountability measure and the cohort had a slightly higher prior attainment. English language results were weaker than literature. Pupil premium achieved less than previously. In 2015/16 P8 for PP was (non PP was +0.08) but for 2016/17 it is currently (non PP was -0.01). This has widened the gap from to compared with non-disadvantaged students. A significant number of PP students had poorer attendance at school and significantly at examinations. Trustees are aware of the challenges we faced managing these students in the months leading up to the examinations. In 2016, our PP students out performed non-disadvantaged students which is contrary to national trends however in 2017 the students have performed more in line with national expectations. This is an area of focus for us all. Our high and low prior attaining students did not perform as well as in 2016 and this will also be a priority for Other achievements: As reported in 2016, a 3% rise in numbers was pleasing to see. In September 2017, 155 Year 7s joined us making it the largest year group in the school. With 132 leaving it represented a further rise in numbers as we now have 684 on roll growth of 3.5%. Staffing continues to reduce where possible with teaching staff now at optimum. An additional one computing and one English NQT will bring valued new ideas to school with the departure of 5 experienced teachers. An experienced Science teacher joins us after a year on supply which is a credit to our reputation. Support staff numbers have been reduced slightly with a reduction in cleaning team members. As a result, a dozen classrooms are closed to save energy and cleaning costs. Finally, Testwood achieved Rights Respecting Schools level 1 during 2016/17 thanks to the dedication and hard work of the RR team and teachers who embedded the UNCRC into their schemes of work, lessons and outcomes for the students. A good year overall with Testwood needing to focus on the performance of upper school in 2017/18.
9 TRUSTEES' REPORT (CONTINUED) Key performance indicators The school will continue to trade with sufficient balances so as to continue to improve the performance of the school and to ensure the continuity of the education of students. Non-financial key performance indicators are: Pupil numbers above the current 56% of capacity Ofsted inspection outcome of Good or above Pupil attendance of 94.2% or above Going concern After making appropriate enquiries, the board of trustees has a reasonable expectation that the academy trust has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. Staff reductions and other efficiencies have been implemented to reduce costs. Further cost reductions are planned. The trustees are pro-actively engaging with the ESFA in funding discussions. For this reason the board of trustees continues to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the accounts. Further details regarding the adoption of the going concern basis can be found in the statement of accounting policies. Financial review The majority of the Academy's income is obtained from the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) in the form of recurrent grants, the use of which is restricted to particular purposes. The grants received from the ESFA during the year ended 31 August 2017 and associated expenditure as shown as restricted funds in the statement activities. The financial statements detail the main incoming revenue from educational grants totalling 3,587,495. Additionally, income from activities for generating funds and other income was 307,639. During the year ended 31 August 2017, total expenditure was covered by recurrent grant funding from the ESFA together with other incoming resources. The main revenue expenditure was on staffing costs totalling 3,219,345, excluding the FRS102 pension service cost. Staff numbers have continued to reduce (planned efficiency but NOR is increasing and is expected to be the future trend). Other expenditure included the planning and implementation of the migration of the school's ICT network from a hosted system to being managed in-house, which included the recruitment of an ICT network manager, in January 2017, consultancy support and new computer hard-wear. The decision to own and manage in-house the school's network was to improve economical control and efficiency. Further significant expenditure included educational supplies 162,648 and examination fees 46,167. Expenditure was targeted to support the key objectives of the Academy Trust. At 31 August 2017, the balances in the Trust's revenue funds were: Restricted fund 53,367 Restricted Capital fund 11,363,169 Unrestricted funds 119,163 Pension Reserve (1,350,000) The financial summary of the year's activities is set out on page 17 of the financial statements attached to this report.
10 TRUSTEES' REPORT (CONTINUED) Reserves policy Reserves will be carried forward to finance the school in the future delivery of the Academy's prime objectives and support the growth of the school. The Trust does not specifically designate unrestricted funds. At 31 August 2017, the balances in the Trust's revenue funds were: GAG restricted fund 12,317 Other restricted funds 41,050 Investment policy and powers At 31 August 2017, Testwood School did not hold any additional funds on deposit. Principal risks and uncertainties The principal risk which had been facing Testwood School is continued reduced funding through funding reforms. Testwood School continued throughout with its programme of minimising the risk by increasing enhanced links with feeder schools and the community in making Testwood School the preferred first choice. Testwood School envisages future growth to its number on roll, having reversed the trend from September The leadership of the headteacher and senior management team continue to implement and evaluate revised strategies to ensure the delivery of excellent quality teaching, learning and results. Plans for future periods Following the governors' decision in 2016 to terminate the agreement with Hampshire County Council's ICT Schools Hosted Service from September 2017, the governors have decided to focus on ensuring sufficient funds will be available to resurface the artificial turf pitch at the end of its current life span, an obligation as a condition of the grant funding received from The Football Foundation to build an artificial turf pitch facility in The expected time frame for the replacement is 2-3 years. Funds held as custodian trustee on behalf of others Trustees hold a school bank account which holds funds for students, this is kept in a separate bank account. Auditor In so far as the trustees are aware: - there is no relevant audit information of which the charitable company's auditor is unaware; and - the trustees have taken all steps that they ought to have taken to make themselves aware of any relevant audit information and to establish that the auditor is aware of that information. A resolution proposing that Moore Stephens (South) LLP be reappointed as auditor of the charitable company will be put to the members. The trustees' report, incorporating a strategic report, was approved by order of the board of trustees, as the company directors, on 13 December 2017 and signed on its behalf by: D Bushrod Chair
11 GOVERNANCE STATEMENT Scope of responsibility As trustees we acknowledge we have overall responsibility for ensuring that Testwood School has an effective and appropriate system of control, financial and otherwise. However, such a system is designed to manage rather than eliminate the risk of failure to achieve business objectives, and can provide only reasonable and not absolute assurance against material misstatement or loss. The board of trustees has delegated the day-to-day responsibility to the Headteacher, as accounting officer, for ensuring financial controls conform with the requirements of both propriety and good financial management and in accordance with the requirements and responsibilities assigned to it in the funding agreement between Testwood School and the Secretary of State for Education. They are also responsible for reporting to the board of trustees any material weaknesses or breakdowns in internal control. Governance The information on governance included here supplements that described in the Trustees' Report and in the Statement of Trustees' Responsibilities. The board of trustees has formally met four times during the year. Attendance during the year at meetings of the board of trustees was as follows: Trustees Meetings attended Out of possible J Lawrence 2 4 G Pike 4 4 A Jerrett (Vice Chair) 3 4 D Bushrod (Chair) 3 4 H Garland 4 4 J Pitman (Headteacher & Accounting officer) 4 4 V Ford 4 4 N Gilbert (Staff trustee) 4 4 C Bell (Responsible Officer) 3 4 G Young 4 4 A Piatt (Resigned 8 December 2017) 3 4 N Whitcher (Appointed 6 December 2016) 2 2 R Motherwell (Appointed 28 March 2017) 1 2 E Thompson (Appointed 6 December 2016) 2 2 An annual skills audit was undertaken to evaluate governors progress through own self-evaluation. Attendance at meetings was improved. Governors have been encouraged to on training courses to broaden their knowledge. Three new governors joined during and their strengths were identified and used by allocating them to appropriate panels. Governors continue to ask direct and challenging questions at full governing body and panel meetings and hold the Head and senior team to account.
12 GOVERNANCE STATEMENT (CONTINUED) The buildings and finance committee is a sub-committee of the main board of trustees. Its purpose is to monitor and make strategic financial decisions and report to the main board, the Academy's financial health and position. Attendance at meetings in the year was as follows: Trustees Meetings attended Out of possible J Lawrence 3 3 G Pike 1 3 A Jerrett (Vice Chair) 3 3 D Bushrod (Chair) 2 3 J Pitman (Headteacher & Accounting officer) 3 3 N Whitcher (Appointed 6 December 2016) 1 2 R Motherwell (Appointed 28 March 2017) 1 1 Review of value for money As accounting officer the Headteacher has responsibility for ensuring that the academy trust delivers good value in the use of public resources. The accounting officer understands that value for money refers to the educational and wider societal outcomes achieved in return for the taxpayer resources received. The accounting officer considers how the academy trust's use of its resources has provided good value for money during each academic year, and reports to the board of trustees where value for money can be improved, including the use of benchmarking data where appropriate. The accounting officer for the academy trust has delivered improved value for money during the year by: Reduced staffing Robust performance management. Withdrawn from a hosted computer network. The purpose of the system of internal control The system of internal control is designed to manage risk to a reasonable level rather than to eliminate all risk of failure to achieve policies, aims and objectives. It can therefore only provide reasonable and not absolute assurance of effectiveness. The system of internal control is based on an on-going process designed to identify and prioritise the risks to the achievement of academy trust policies, aims and objectives, to evaluate the likelihood of those risks being realised and the impact should they be realised, and to manage them efficiently, effectively and economically. The system of internal control has been in place in Testwood School for the period 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017 and up to the date of approval of the annual report and accounts. Capacity to handle risk The board of trustees has reviewed the key risks to which the academy trust is exposed together with the operating, financial and compliance controls that have been implemented to mitigate those risks. The board of trustees is of the view that there is a formal ongoing process for identifying, evaluating and managing the academy trust's significant risks that has been in place for the period 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017 and up to the date of approval of the annual report and accounts. This process is regularly reviewed by the board of trustees. -10-
13 GOVERNANCE STATEMENT (CONTINUED) The risk and control framework The academy trust's system of internal financial control is based on a framework of regular management information and administrative procedures including the segregation of duties and a system of delegation and accountability. In particular it includes: comprehensive budgeting and monitoring systems with an annual budget and periodic financial reports which are reviewed and agreed by the board of trustees; regular reviews by the buildings and finance committee of reports which indicate financial performance against the forecasts and of major purchase plans, capital works and expenditure programmes; setting targets to measure financial and other performance; clearly defined purchasing (asset purchase or capital investment) guidelines; delegation of authority and segregation of duties; identification and management of risks. The board of trustees has considered the need for a specific internal audit function and has decided: not to appoint an internal auditor. However the trustees have appointed Chris Bell, a trustee, to carry out a programme of internal checks, The reviewer's role includes giving advice on financial matters and performing a range of checks on the academy trust's financial systems. In particular the checks carried out in the current period included: income received. procurement. payroll. Review of effectiveness As accounting officer the Headteacher has responsibility for reviewing the effectiveness of the system of internal control. During the year the review has been informed by: the work of the reviewer; the work of the external auditor; the work of the Director of Finance within the academy trust who have responsibility for the development and maintenance of the internal control framework. The accounting officer has been advised of the implications of the result of their review of the system of internal control by the Buildings and Finance Committee and a plan to ensure continuous improvement of the system is in place. Approved by order of the board of trustees on 13 December 2017 and signed on its behalf by: D Ch«
14 STATEMENT OF REGULARITY, PROPRIETY AND COMPLIANCE As accounting officer of Testwood School I have considered my responsibility to notify the academy trust board of trustees and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of material irregularity, impropriety and noncompliance with ESFA terms and conditions of funding, under the funding agreement in place between the academy trust and the Secretary of State for Education. As part of my consideration I have had due regard to the requirements of the Academies Financial Handbook I confirm that I and the academy trust's board of trustees are able to identify any material irregular or improper use of funds by the academy trust, or material non-compliance with the terms and conditions of funding under the academy trust's funding agreement and the Academies Financial Handbook I confirm that no instances of material irregularity, impropriety or funding non-compliance have been discovered to date. If any instances are identified after the date of this statement, these will be notified to the board of trustees and ESFA. J Pitman Accounting Officer 13 December
15 STATEMENT OF TRUSTEES' RESPONSIBILITIES The trustees (who also act as governors for Testwood School and are also the directors of Testwood School for the purposes of company law) are responsible for preparing the Trustees' Report and the accounts in accordance with the Annual Accounts Direction issued by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, United Kingdom Accounting Standards (United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice) and applicable law and regulations. Company law requires the trustees to prepare accounts for each financial year. Under company law the trustees must not approve the accounts unless they are satisfied that they give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the charitable company and of its incoming resources and application of resources, including its income and expenditure, for that period. In preparing these accounts, the trustees are required to: select suitable accounting policies and then apply them consistently; observe the methods and principles in the Charities SORP 2015 and the Academies Accounts Direction 2016 to 2017; make judgements and accounting estimates that are reasonable and prudent; state whether applicable UK Accounting Standards have been followed, subject to any material departures disclosed and explained in the accounts; and prepare the accounts on the going concern basis unless it is inappropriate to presume that the charitable company will continue in business. The trustees are responsible for keeping adequate accounting records that are sufficient to show and explain the charitable company's transactions and disclose with reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the charitable company and enable them to ensure that the accounts comply with the Companies Act They are also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the charitable company and hence for taking reasonable steps for the prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities. The trustees are responsible for ensuring that in its conduct and operation the charitable company applies financial and other controls, which conform with the requirements both of propriety and of good financial management. They are also responsible for ensuring that grants received from ESFA/DfE have been applied for the purposes intended. The trustees are responsible for the maintenance and integrity of the corporate and financial information included on the charitable company's website. Legislation in the United Kingdom governing the preparation and dissemination of accounts may differ from legislation in other jurisdictions. Approved by order of the board of trustees on 13 December 2017 and signed on its behalf by: -13-
16 INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF Opinion We have audited the accounts of Testwood School for the year ended 31 August 2017 which comprise the Statement of Financial Activities, the Balance Sheet, the Statement of Cash Flows and the notes to the accounts, including a summary of significant accounting policies. The financial reporting framework that has been applied in their preparation is applicable law and United Kingdom Accounting Standards, including Financial Reporting Standard 102 The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland (United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice), the Charities SORP 2015 and the Academies Accounts Direction 2016 to 2017 issued by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. In our opinion the accounts: - give a true and fair view of the state of the charitable company's affairs as at 31 August 2017 and of its incoming resources and application of resources, including its income and expenditure, for the year then ended; - have been properly prepared in accordance with United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice; - have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Companies Act 2006; and - have been prepared in accordance with the Charities SORP 2015 and the Academies Accounts Direction 2016 to Basis for opinion We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK) (ISAs (UK)) and applicable law. Our responsibilities under those standards are further described in the 'Auditor's responsibilities for the audit of the accounts' section of our report. We are independent of the academy trust in accordance with the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of the accounts in the UK, including the FRC's Ethical Standard, and we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion. Conclusions relating to going concern We have nothing to report in respect of the following matters in relation to which the ISAs (UK) require us to report to you where: - the trustees' use of the going concern basis of accounting in the preparation of the accounts is not appropriate; or - the trustees have not disclosed in the accounts any identified material uncertainties that may cast significant doubt about the academy trust's ability to continue to adopt the going concern basis of accounting for a period of at least twelve months from the date when the accounts are authorised for issue. Other information The other information comprises the information included in the annual report, other than the accounts and our auditor's report thereon. The trustees are responsible for the other information. Our opinion on the accounts does not cover the other information and, except to the extent otherwise explicitly stated in our report, we do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon. In connection with our audit of the accounts, our responsibility is to read the other information and, in doing so, consider whether the other information is materially inconsistent with the accounts or our knowledge obtained in the audit or otherwise appears to be materially misstated. If we identify such material inconsistencies or apparent material misstatements, we are required to determine whether there is a material misstatement in the accounts or a material misstatement of the other information. If, based on the work we have performed, we conclude that there is a material misstatement of this other information, we are required to report that fact. We have nothing to report in this regard. Opinions on other matters prescribed by the Companies Act 2006 In our opinion, based on the work undertaken in the course of our audit: - the information given in the Trustees' Report including the incorporated strategic report for the financial year for which the accounts are prepared is consistent with the accounts; and - the Trustees' Report including the incorporated strategic report have been prepared in accordance with applicable legal requirements. -14-
17 INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF (CONTINUED) Matters on which we are required to report by exception In the light of the knowledge and understanding of the academy trust and its environment obtained in the course of the audit, we have not identified material misstatements in the Trustees' Report, including the incorporated strategic report. We have nothing to report in respect of the following matters in relation to which the Companies Act 2006 requires us to report to you if, in our opinion: - adequate accounting records have not been kept, or returns adequate for our audit have not been received from branches not visited by us; or - the accounts are not in agreement with the accounting records and returns; or - certain disclosures of trustees' remuneration specified by law are not made; or - we have not received all the information and explanations we require for our audit. Responsibilities of trustees As explained more fully in the Statement of Trustees' Responsibilities, the trustees are responsible for the preparation of the accounts and for being satisfied that they give a true and fair view, and for such internal control as the trustees determine is necessary to enable the preparation of accounts that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error. In preparing the accounts, the trustees are responsible for assessing the academy trust's ability to continue as a going concern, disclosing, as applicable, matters related to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless the trustees either intend to liquidate the charitable company, or have no realistic alternative but to do so. Auditor's responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the accounts as a whole are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditor's report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance, but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with ISAs (UK) will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if, individually or in the aggregate, they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of these accounts. A further description of our responsibilities for the audit of the accounts is located on the Financial Reporting Council's website at: This description forms part of our auditor's report. This report is made solely to the charitable company's members, as a body, in accordance with Chapter 3 of Part 16 of the Companies Act. Our audit work has been undertaken so that we might state to the charitable company's members those matters we are required to state to them in an auditors' report and for no other purpose. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the charitable company's members as a body, for our audit work, for this report, or for the opinions we have formed. Louise Hastings (Senior Statutory Auditor) for and on behalf of Moore Stephens (South) LLP Chartered Accountants Statutory Auditor 33 The Clarendon Centre Salisbury Business Park Dairy Meadow Lane Salisbury Wiltshire SP1 2TJ -15-
18 INDEPENDENT REPORTING ACCOUNTANT'S ASSURANCE REPORT ON REGULARITY TO AND THE EDUCATION AND SKILLS FUNDING AGENCY In accordance with the terms of our engagement letter dated 23 September 2016 and further to the requirements of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) as included in the Academies Accounts Direction 2017, we have carried out an engagement to obtain limited assurance about whether the expenditure disbursed and income received by Testwood School during the period 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017 have been applied to the purposes identified by Parliament and the financial transactions conform to the authorities which govern them. This report is made solely to Testwood School and the EFA in accordance with the terms of our engagement letter. Our work has been undertaken so that we might state to the Testwood School and the EFA those matters we are required to state in a report and for no other purpose. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the Testwood School and the EFA, for our work, for this report, or for the conclusion we have formed. Respective responsibilities of Testwood School's accounting officer and the reporting accountant The accounting officer is responsible, under the requirements of Testwood School's funding agreement with the Secretary of State for Education dated 17 August 2011 and the Academies Financial Handbook, extant from 1 September 2016, for ensuring that expenditure disbursed and income received is applied for the purposes intended by Parliament and the financial transactions conform to the authorities which govern them. Our responsibilities for this engagement are established in the United Kingdom by our profession's ethical guidance, and are to obtain limited assurance and report in accordance with our engagement letter and the requirements of the Academies Accounts Direction 2016 to We report to you whether anything has come to our attention in carrying out our work which suggests that in ail material respects, expenditure disbursed and income received during the period 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017 have not been applied to purposes intended by Parliament or that the financial transactions do not conform to the authorities which govern them. Approach We conducted our engagement in accordance with the Academies Accounts Direction 2016 to 2017 issued by ESFA. We performed a limited assurance engagement as defined in our engagement letter. The objective of a limited assurance engagement is to perform such procedures as to obtain information and explanations in order to provide us with sufficient appropriate evidence to express a negative conclusion on regularity. A limited assurance engagement is more limited in scope than a reasonable assurance engagement and consequently does not enable us to obtain assurance that we would become aware of all significant matters that might be identified in a reasonable assurance engagement. Accordingly, we do not express a positive opinion. Our engagement includes examination, on a test basis, of evidence relevant to the regularity and propriety of the academy trust's income and expenditure. The work undertaken to draw to our conclusion includes: consideration of the evidence supporting the accounting officers statement on regularity, propriety and compliance; analytical procedures on the general activities of the academy trust;» a review of minutes of committees and board meetings which may be relevant to regularity; consideration of discussions with key personnel including the accounting officer and governing body; tests of control have been carried out on a control activity which are relevant to regularity;. substantive testing of individual transactions -16-
19 INDEPENDENT REPORTING ACCOUNTANT'S ASSURANCE REPORT ON REGULARITY TO AND THE EDUCATION AND SKILLS FUNDING AGENCY (CONTINUED) Conclusion In the course of our work, nothing has come to our attention which suggests that in all material respects the expenditure disbursed and income received during the period 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017 has not been applied to purposes intended by Parliament and the financial transactions do not conform to the authorities which govern them. Reporting Accountant Moore Stephens (South) LLP Dated: -17-
20 STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDING INCOME AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT Unrestricted Restricted funds: Total Total Funds General Fixed asset Notes Income and endowments from: Donations and capital grants ,851 14,851 15,627 Charitable activities: - Funding for educational operations 4-3,587,495-3,587,495 3,782,431 Other trading activities 5 121, , , ,064 Investments Total income and endowments Expenditure on: Charitable activities: - Educational operations 8 121,468 3,774,061 14,851 3,910,380 4,187,881 55,096 4,121, ,757 4,395,141 4,483,974 Total expenditure 7 55,096 4,121, ,757 4,395,141 4,483,974 Net income/(expenditure) 66,372 (347,227) (203,906) (484,761) (296,093) Transfers between funds (244,790) 237,071 7, Other recognised gains and losses Actuarial gains/(losses) on defined benefit pension schemes , ,000 (963,000) Net movement in funds (178,418) 527,844 (196,187) 153,239 (1,259,093) Reconciliation of funds Total funds brought forward 297,581 (1,824,477) 11,559,356 10,032,460 11,291,554 Total funds carried forward 119,163 (1,296,633) 11,363,169 10,185,699 10,032,
21 STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES (CONTINUED) INCLUDING INCOME AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT Comparative year information Unrestricted Restricted funds: Total Year ended 31 August 2016 Funds General Fixed asset 2016 Notes Income and endowments from: Donations and capital grants ,627 15,627 Charitable activities: - Funding for educational operations Other trading activities Investments , ,782, ,497-3,782, , Total income and endowments 154,326 4,017,928 15,627 4,187,881 Expenditure on: Charitable activities: - Educational operations 8 46,513 4,219, ,566 4,483,974 Total expenditure 7 46,513 4,219, ,566 4,483,974 Net income/(expenditure) 107,813 (201,967) (201,939) (296,093) Transfers between funds (135,005) 113,202 21,803 - Other recognised gains and losses Actuarial losses on defined benefit pension schemes 18. (963,000) (963,000) Net movement in funds (27,192) (1,051,765) (180,136) (1,259,093) Reconciliation of funds Total funds brought forward 324,773 (772,711) 11,739,492 11,291,554 Total funds carried forward 297,581 (1,824,476) 11,559,356 10,032,
22 BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31 AUGUST Notes Fixed assets Tangible assets 12 11,356,415 11,559,356 Current assets Debtors Cash at bank and in hand 13 83, , , , , ,658 Current liabilities Creditors: amounts falling due within one year 14 (277,531) (241,553) Net current assets 179, ,105 Net assets excluding pension liability 11,535,699 11,898,461 Defined benefit pension liability 18 (1,350,000) (1,866,000) Net assets 10,185,699 10,032,461 Funds of the academy trust: Restricted funds - Fixed asset funds - Restricted income funds - Pension reserve 16 11,363,169 53,367 (1,350,000) 11,559,356 41,524 (1,866,000) Total restricted funds 10,066,536 9,734,880 Unrestricted income funds , ,581 Total funds 10,185,699 10,032,461 The accounts set out on pages 18 to 39 were approved by the board of trustees and authorised for issue on 13 December 2017 and are signed on its behalf by: D Bushrod Chair Company Number
23 STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS Notes Cash flows from operating activities Net cash used in operating activities 19 (103,548) (58,337) Cash flows from investing activities Dividends, interest and rents from investments Capital grants from DfE and EFA Payments to acquire tangible fixed assets ,851 (15,816) ,627 (37,430) (570) (21,044) Cash flows from financing activities Finance costs (2,079) (2,754) (2,079) (2,754) Change in cash and cash equivalents in the reporting period Cash and cash equivalents at 1 September 2016 Cash and cash equivalents at 31 August 2017 (106,197) 479, ,915 (82,135) 561, ,
24 NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 1 Accounting policies Testwood School is a charitable company limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales. The address of its principal place of business is given on page 1 and the nature of its operations are set out in the trustees' report. A summary of the principal accounting policies adopted (which have been applied consistently, except where noted), judgements and key sources of estimation uncertainty, is set out below. 1.1 Basis of preparation The accounts of the academy trust, which is a public benefit entity under FRS 102, have been prepared under the historical cost convention in accordance with the Financial Reporting Standard Applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland (FRS 102), the Accounting and Reporting by Charities: Statement of Recommended Practice applicable to charities preparing their accounts in accordance with the Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland (FRS 102) (Charities SORP (FRS 102)), the Academies Accounts Direction 2016 to 2017 issued by ESFA, the Charities Act 2011 and the Companies Act Testwood School meets the definition of a public benefit entity under FRS Going concern The trustees assess whether the use of going concern is appropriate, ie whether there are any material uncertainties related to events or conditions that may cast significant doubt on the ability of the charitable company to continue as a going concern. The trustees make this assessment in respect of a period of at least one year from the date of authorisation for issue of the academy trust and have concluded that the academy trust has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future and there are no material uncertainties about the academy trust's ability to continue as a going concern. The Academy Trust has reported a revenue deficit in year of 166,574 and the year end value of these reserves has fallen from 339,105 to 172,530. This is due to pressures or reduced funding received as a result of a drop in demographic in the local area and a falling roll over the last few years. There has been a 3% increase on roll in the current year, with a further increase anticipated for 2017/18. The anticipated revenue increase together with a review of staff costs and other efficiencies to cut costs, the trustees feel it is appropriate to adopt the going concern basis of accounting when preparing the financial statements. 1.3 Income All incoming resources are recognised when the academy trust has entitlement to the funds, the receipt is probable and the amount can be measured reliably. Grants receivable Grants are included in the statement of financial activities on a receivable basis. The balance of income received for specific purposes but not expended during the period is shown in the relevant funds on the balance sheet. Where income is received in advance of meeting any performance-related conditions there is not unconditional entitlement to the income and its recognition is deferred and included in creditors as deferred income until the performance-related conditions are met. Where entitlement occurs before income is received, the income is accrued. General Annual Grant is recognised in full in the statement of financial activities in the period for which it is receivable, and any abatement in respect of the period is deducted from income and recognised as a liability.
25 NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED) 1 Accounting policies (Continued) Capital grants are recognised in full when there is an unconditional entitlement to the grant. Unspent amounts of capital grants are reflected in the balance sheet in the restricted fixed asset fund. Capital grants are recognised when there is entitlement and are not deferred over the life of the asset on which they are expended. Donations Donations are recognised on a receivable basis (where there are no performance-related conditions) where the receipt is probable and the amount can be reliably measured. Other income Other income, including the hire of facilities, is recognised in the period it is receivable and to the extent the academy trust has provided the goods or services. 1.4 Expenditure Expenditure is recognised once there is a legal or constructive obligation to transfer economic benefit to a third party, it is probable that a transfer of economic benefits will be required in settlement, and the amount of the obligation can be measured reliably. Expenditure is classified by activity. The costs of each activity are made up of the total of direct costs and shared costs, including support costs involved in undertaking each activity. Direct costs attributable to a single activity are allocated directly to that activity. Shared costs which contribute to more than one activity and support costs which are not attributable to a single activity are apportioned between those activities on a basis consistent with the use of resources. Central staff costs are allocated on the basis of time spent, and depreciation charges are allocated on the portion of the asset's use. All resources expended are inclusive of irrecoverable VAT. Expenditure on raising fund? This includes all expenditure incurred by the academy trust to raise funds for its charitable purposes and includes costs of all fundraising activities events and non-charitable trading. Charitable activities These are costs incurred on the academy trust's educational operations, including support costs and costs relating to the governance of the academy trust apportioned to charitable activities. 1.5 Tangible fixed assets and depreciation Assets costing 1,000 or more are capitalised as tangible fixed assets and are carried at cost, net of depreciation and any provision for impairment. Where tangible fixed assets have been acquired with the aid of specific grants, either from the government or from the private sector, they are included in the balance sheet at cost and depreciated over their expected useful economic life. The related grants are credited to a restricted fixed asset fund in the statement of financial activities and carried forward in the balance sheet. Depreciation on such assets is charged to the restricted fixed asset fund in the statement of financial activities so as to reduce the fund over the useful economic life of the related asset on a basis consistent with the academy trust's depreciation policy. -23-
26 NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED) 1 Accounting policies (Continued) Depreciation is provided on all tangible fixed assets other than freehold land, at rates calculated to write off the cost of each asset on a straight-line basis over its expected useful life, as follows: Freehold land and buildings Computer equipment Fixtures, fittings & equipment 2% Straight Line 33% Straight Line 10% Straight Line A review for impairment of a fixed asset is carried out if events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of any fixed asset may not be recoverable. Shortfalls between the carrying value of fixed assets and their recoverable amounts are recognised as impairments. Impairment losses are recognised in the statement of financial activities. 1.6 Liabilities Liabilities are recognised when there is an obligation at the balance sheet date as a result of a past event, it is probable that a transfer of economic benefit will be required in settlement, and the amount of the settlement can be estimated reliably. Liabilities are recognised at the amount that the academy trust anticipates it will pay to settle the debt or the amount it has received as advanced payments for the goods of services it must provide. 1.7 Leasing assets Rentals payable under operating leases are charged against income on a straight line basis over the period of the lease. 1.8 Financial Instruments The academy trust only holds basic financial instruments as defined in FRS 102. The financial assets and financial liabilities of the academy trust and their measurement basis are as follows. Financial assets Trade and other debtors are basic financial instruments and are debt instruments measured at amortised cost. Prepayments are not financial instruments. Cash at bank is classified as a basic financial instrument and is measured at face value. Financial liabilities Trade creditors, accruals and other creditors are financial instruments, and are measured at amortised cost. Taxation and social security are not included in the financial instruments disclosure definition. Deferred income is not deemed to be a financial liability, as the cash settlement has already taken place and there is an obligation to deliver services rather than cash or another financial instrument. 1.9 Taxation The academy trust is considered to pass the tests set out in Paragraph 1 Schedule 6 of the Finance Act 2010 and therefore it meets the definition of a charitable company for UK corporation tax purposes. Accordingly, the academy trust is potentially exempt from taxation in respect of income or capital gains received within categories covered by chapter 3 part 11 of the Corporation Tax Act 2010 or Section 256 of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992, to the extent that such income or gains are applied exclusively to charitable purposes Pensions benefits Retirement benefits to employees of the academy trust are provided by the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS') and the Local Government Pension Scheme ('LGPS'). These are defined benefit schemes and the assets are held separately from those of the academy trust. -24-
27 NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED) FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 AUGUST Accounting policies (Continued) The TPS is an unfunded scheme and contributions are calculated so as to spread the cost of pensions over employees' working lives with the academy trust in such a way that the pension cost is a substantially level percentage of current and future pensionable payroll. The contributions are determined by the Government Actuary on the basis of quadrennial valuations using a prospective unit credit method. As stated in note 18, the TPS is a multi-employer scheme and there is insufficient information available to use defined benefit accounting. The TPS is therefore treated as a defined contribution scheme for accounting purposes and the contributions are recognised in the period to which they relate. The LGPS is a funded scheme and the assets are held separately from those of the academy trust in separate trustee administered funds. Pension scheme assets are measured at fair value and liabilities are measured on an actuarial basis using the projected unit credit method and discounted at a rate equivalent to the current rate of return on a high quality corporate bond of equivalent term and currency to the liabilities. The actuarial valuations are obtained at least triennially and are updated at each balance sheet date. The amounts charged to operating surplus are the current service costs and the costs of scheme introductions, benefit changes, settlements and curtailments. They are included as part of staff costs as incurred. Net interest on the net defined benefit liability/asset is also recognised in the statement of financial activities and comprises the interest cost on the defined benefit obligation and interest income on the scheme assets, calculated by multiplying the fair value of the scheme assets at the beginning of the period by the rate used to discount the benefit obligations. The difference between the interest income on the scheme assets and the actual return on the scheme assets is recognised in other recognised gains and losses. Actuarial gains and losses are recognised immediately in other recognised gains and losses Fund accounting Unrestricted income funds represent those resources which may be used towards meeting any of the charitable objects of the academy trust at the discretion of the trustees. Restricted fixed asset funds are resources which are to be applied to specific capital purposes imposed by funders where the asset acquired or created is held for a specific purpose. Restricted general funds comprise all other restricted funds received and include grants from the Education Funding Agency and Department for Education Financial instruments The only financial instruments held by the school are debtors and creditors. These are categorised as "basic" in accordance with Section11 of FRS102 and are initially recorded at transaction price. These are subsequently measured at their transaction price less any impairment. -25-
28 NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED) 2 Critical accounting estimates and areas of judgement Accounting estimates and judgements are continually evaluated and are based on historical experience and other factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. Critical accounting estimates and assumptions The academy trust makes estimates and assumptions concerning the future. The resulting accounting estimates and assumptions will, by definition, seldom equal the related actual results. The estimates and assumptions that have a significant risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities within the next financial year are discussed below. The present value of the Local Government Pension Scheme defined benefit liability depends on a number of factors that are determined on an actuarial basis using a variety of assumptions. The assumptions used in determining the net cost (income) for pensions include the discount rate. Any changes in these assumptions, which are disclosed in note 16, will impact the carrying amount of the pension liability. Furthermore a roll forward approach which projects results from the latest full actuarial valuation performed at 31 March 2013 has been used by the actuary in valuing the pensions liability at 31 August Any differences between the figures derived from the roll forward approach and a full actuarial valuation would impact on the carrying amount of the pension liability. Donations and capital grants Unrestricted funds Restricted funds Total 2017 Total 2016 Capital grants 14,851 14,851 15,627 4 Funding for the academy trust's educational operations DfE / ESFA grants Unrestricted Restricted Total Total funds funds General annual grant (GAG) - 3,308,604 3,308,604 3,536,265 Other DfE / ESFA grants - 210, , ,588 3,519,583 3,519,583 3,741,853 Other government grants Special educational projects - 67,912 67,912 40,578 Total funding - 3,587,495 3,587,495 3,782,
29 NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED) 5 Other trading activities Unrestricted funds Restricted funds Total 2017 Total 2016 Hire of facilities Catering income Fundraising Other income 41, ,052 21, ,200 53,138 62, , ,190 70,972 97,093 2, , , , , ,064 Investment income Unrestricted funds Restricted funds Total 2017 Total 2016 Other investment income Expenditure Staff costs Premises & equipment Other costs Total 2017 Total 2016 Academy's educational operations - Direct costs 2,668,043 -Allocated support costs 637, , , ,091 3,059,515 1,335,626 3,182,174 1,301,800 3,305, , ,563 4,395,141 4,483,974 Net income/(expenditure) for the year includes: Fees payable to auditor for: -Audit - Other services Operating lease rentals Depreciation of tangible fixed assets Loss on disposal of fixed assets Bank interest payable Net interest on defined benefit pension liability ,900 1,793 36, ,757 2,079 36, ,775 1,418 44, ,265 3,301 2,754 30,
30 NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED) Charitable activities Unrestricted funds Restricted funds Total 2017 Total 2016 Direct costs - educational operations Support costs - educational operations 55,096 3,004,419 1,335,626 3,059,515 1,335,626 3,182,174 1,301,800 55,096 4,340,045 4,395,141 4,483,974 Analysis of costs Direct costs Teaching and educational support staff costs Staff development Technology costs Educational supplies and services Examination fees Other direct costs ,654,465 13, , ,648 46,167 65, ,726,824 19, , ,829 41,581 51,612 3,059,515 3,182,174 Support costs Support staff costs Depreciation and amortisation Recruitment and support Maintenance of premises and equipment Cleaning Energy costs Rent and rates Insurance Security and transport Catering Finance costs Other support costs Governance costs 637, ,757 21, ,692 11,786 60,919 36,784 15,295 12,099 87,443 38,079 42,940 12, , ,566 24, ,334 16,287 71,716 44,399 20,161 11,519 87,614 32,754 41,808 9,581 1,335,626 1,301,
31 NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED) 9 Staff costs Wages and salaries 2,479,003 2,632,590 Social security costs 220, ,753 Operating costs of defined benefit pension schemes 490, ,679 Staff costs 3,190,282 3,275,022 Supply staff costs 76,535 11,858 Staff restructuring costs 20,600 - Staff development and other staff costs 17,928 23,876 Total staff expenditure 3,305,345 3,310,756 Staff numbers The average number of persons employed by the academy trust during the year was as follows: Number Number Teachers Administration and support Management 4 4 Site Team 3 3 Cleaners Catering Staff The number of persons employed, expressed as a full time equivalent, was as follows: Number Number Teachers Administration and support Management Higher paid staff The number of employees whose employee benefits (excluding employer pension costs) exceeded 60,000 was: Number Number 70,001-80, ,001-90,
32 NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED) 9 Staff costs (Continued) Non statutory/non-contractual staff severance payments Included in staff restructuring costs are non-statutory/non-contractual severance payments totalling 20,600 (2016: Nil). Individually, the payments were: 11,000 and 9,600. These payments related to long term sickness and termination of employment through a settlement agreement. Key management personnel The key management personnel of the academy trust comprise the trustees and the senior management team as listed on page 3. The total amount of employee benefits (including employer pension contributions) received by key management personnel for their services to the academy trust was 348,385 (2016: 411,061). 10 Trustees' remuneration and expenses The Headteacher and other staff trustees only receive remuneration in respect of services they provide undertaking the roles of Headteacher and staff, and not in respect of their services as trustees. Other trustees did not receive any payments, other than expenses, from the academy trust in respect of their role as trustees. During the year, no expenses were reimbursed to trustees (2016: nil). The value of trustees' remuneration was as follows: J Pitman (Headteacher and trustee): Remuneration 60,001-85,000 (2016: 75,001-80,000) Employer's pension contributions 10,001-15,000 (2016: 10,001-15,000) N Gilbert (Other staff governor): Remuneration 45,001-50,000 (2016: 40,001-45,000) Employer's pension contributions 5,001-10,000 (2016: 5,001-10,000) Other related party transactions involving the trustees are set out within the related parties note. 11 Trustees and officers insurance In accordance with normal commercial practice, the academy trust has opted into the Risk Protection Arrangement as an alternative to commercial insurance, to protect trustees and officers from claims arising from negligent acts, errors or omissions occurring whilst on academy trust business. The insurance provides cover up to 10,000,000 trustees' liability on any one claim. This is provided within the main insurance policy with a total policy cost for the year ended 31 August 2017 of 18,238 (2016: 28,638). -30-
33 NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED) Tangible fixed assets Freehold Computer Fixtures, Total land and equipment fittings & buildings equipment Cost At 1 September ,501,950 1,125 86,828 12,589,903 Additions - 12,655 3,161 15,816 At 31 August ,501,950 13,780 89,989 12,605,719 Depreciation At 1 September ,114 1,125 41,308 1,030,547 Charge for the year 204,748 4,176 9, ,757 At 31 August ,192,862 5,301 51,141 1,249,304 Net book value At 31 August ,309,088 8,479 38,848 11,356,415 At 31 August ,513,836-45,520 11,559,356 The land and buildings were valued on depreciation replacement cost method in an exercise undertaken by the Education Funding agency as at the 31 August The land is valued at 2,264,523 ard the buildings at 9,369,592. The academy has not obtained a separate valuation and the insurance estimated rebuild cost per the EFA pooling scheme is unlimited. The academy did not consider it an effective use of public funds to obtain an additional valuation. 13 Debtors Trade debtors 1,917 5,809 VAT recoverable 18,143 27,778 Prepayments and accrued income 63,840 67,959 83, , Creditors: amounts falling due within one year Trade creditors 86,772 40,053 Other creditors 106, ,204 Accruals and deferred income 84,508 84, , ,
34 NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED) 15 Deferred income 2017 Deferred income is included within: Creditors due within one year 40, ,213 Deferred income at 1 September ,213 69,964 Released from previous years (28,213) (69,964) Amounts deferred in the year 40,707 28,213 Deferred income at 31 August ,707 28,213 Deferred income refers to income received in the year to 31 August 2017 which actually relates to the year ending 31 August The above deferred income figure relates to Rates, SGO income, and school trips. 16 Funds Restricted general funds General Annual Grant Other DfE / ESFA grants Other government grants Other restricted funds Balance at 1 September ,213 28,310 Income Expenditure 3,308,604 (3,541,081) 210,979 (224,192) 67, ,566 (82,340) (151,675) Gains, losses and transfers 244,794 (7,723) Balance at 31 August ,317 13,882 27,168 Funds excluding pensions Pension reserve 41,523 (1,866,000) 3,774,061 (3,999,288) (122,000) 237, ,000 53,367 (1,350,000) (1,824,477) 3,774,061 (4,121,288) 875,071 (1,296,633) Restricted fixed asset funds DfE / ESFA capital grants 11,559,356 14,851 (218,757) 7,719 11,363,169 Total restricted funds 9,734,879 3,788,912 (4,340,045) 882,790 Unrestricted funds General funds 297, ,468 (55,096) (244,790) 119,163 Total funds 10,032,460 3,910,380 (4,395,141) 638,
35 NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED) 16 Funds (Continued) The specific purposes for which the funds are to be applied are as follows: The fixed asset fund was created with the donation of the schools land and buildings to the academy. Additional assets are added to the fund which is also written down by depreciation each year. The restricted general funds are made up of the General Annual Grant received, to be spent on education within the academy, and other related DfE grants and other authority grants. The restricted fund carried forward balance includes 13,882 of unspent funds relating to School Games Organiser's Partnership grant, 12,317 of rates grant income which will be spent in the year 2017/18, 12,880 School Games Organiser protected income, and 14,288 ATP restricted lettings income for use on the Astroturf football pitch. Unrestricted funds are general donations and fund raising activities of the academy and are used to support the provision of education within the academy. The transfer of funds is a reclassification of the brought forward fund balance from unrestricted to restricted of 244,790 and a reclassification of the expenditure in the year from restricted to unrestricted. Under the funding agreement with the Secretary of State, the academy trust was not subject to a limit on the amount of GAG that it could carry forward at 31 August Movements in funds - previous year Balance at Gains, 1 September losses and 2015 Income Expenditure transfers Restricted general funds General Annual Grant 21,463 3,536,265 (3,670,930) 113,202 Other DfE / ESFA grants 40, ,588 (233,231) - Other government grants 26,970 40,578 (39,237) - Other restricted funds - 235,497 (235,497) - Funds excluding pensions 89,289 4,017,928 (4,178,895) 113,202 Pension reserve (862,000) - (41,000) (963,000) Balance at 31 August ,213 28,311 41,524 (772,711) 4,017,928 (4,219,895) (849,798) Restricted fixed asset funds DfE / ESFA capital grants 11,739,492 15,627 (217,566) 21,803 11,559,356 Total restricted funds 10,966,781 4,033,555 (4,437,461) (827,995) 9,734,880 Unrestricted funds General funds 324, ,326 (46,513) (135,005) 297,581 Total funds 11,291,554 4,187,881 (4,483,974) (963,000) -33-
36 NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED) FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 AUGUST Analysis of net assets between funds Fund balances at 31 August 2017 are represented by: Tangible fixed assets Current assets Creditors failing due within one year Defined benefit pension liability Unrestricted Funds 249,736 (130,573) Restricted funds: General Fixed asset 200,325 (146,958) (1,350,000) 11,356,415 6,754 Total ,356, ,815 (277,531) (1,350,000) 119,163 (1,296,633) 11,363,169 10,185,699 Fund balances at 31 August 2016 are represented by: Tangible fixed assets Current assets Creditors falling due within one year Defined benefit pension liability Unrestricted Funds 309,063 (11,482) Restricted funds: General Fixed asset 271,595 (230,071) (1,866,000) 11,559,356 Total ,559, ,658 (241,553) (1,866,000) 297,581 (1,824,476) 11,559,356 10,032, Pensions and similar obligations The academy trust's employees belong to two principal pension schemes: the Teachers' Pension Scheme England and Wales (TPS) for academic and related staff; and the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for non-teaching staff, which is managed by Hampshire Council. Both are defined-benefit schemes. The pension costs are assessed in accordance with the advice of independent qualified actuaries. The latest actuarial valuation of the TPS related to the period ended 31 March 2012 and of the LGPS 31 March There were 49,754 (2016: 53,455) of outstanding contributions at the end of the financial year. Teachers' Pension Scheme Introduction The Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS) is a statutory, contributory, defined benefit scheme, governed by the Teachers' Pensions Regulations (2010) and, from 1 April 2014, by the Teachers' Pension Scheme Regulations Membership is automatic for full-time teachers in academies and, from 1 January 2007, automatic for teachers in part-time employment following appointment or a change of contract, although they are able to opt out. The TPS is an unfunded scheme and members contribute on a 'pay as you go' basis - these contributions along with those made by employers are credited to the Exchequer. Retirement and other pension benefits are paid by public funds provided by Parliament. -34-
37 NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED) 18 Pensions and similar obligations (Continued) Valuation of the Teachers' Pension Scheme The Government Actuary, using normal actuarial principles, conducts a formal actuarial review of the TPS in accordance with the Public Service Pensions (Valuations and Employer Cost Cap) Directions 2014 published by HM Treasury. The aim of the review is to specify the level of future contributions. Actuarial scheme valuations are dependent on assumptions about the value of future costs, design of benefits and many other factors. The latest actuarial valuation of the TPS was carried out as at 31 March 2012 and in accordance with the Public Service Pensions (Valuations and Employer Cost Cap) Directions The valuation report was published by the Department for Education on 9 June The key elements of the valuation and subsequent consultation are: employer contribution rates set at 16.48% of pensionable pay (including a 0.08% employer administration charge (currently 14.1%) total scheme liabilities (pensions currently in payment and the estimated cost of future benefits) for service to the effective date of 191,500 million, and notional assets (estimated future contributions together with the notional investments held at the valuation date) of 176,600 million giving a notional past service deficit of 14,900 million an employer cost cap of 10.9% of pensionable pay will be applied to future valuations the assumed real rate of return is 3.0% in excess of prices and 2% in excess of earnings. The rate of real earnings growth is assumed to be 2.75%. The assumed nominal rate of return is 5.06% During the previous year the employer contribution rate was 14.1%. The TPS valuation for 2012 determined an employer rate of 16.4%, which was payable from September The next valuation of the TPS is currently underway based on April 2016 data, whereupon the employer contribution rate is expected to be reassessed and will be payable from 1 April The pension costs paid to the TPS in the period amounted to 266,661 (2016: 284,061). A copy of the valuation report and supporting documentation is on the Teachers' Pensions website. Under the definitions set out in FRS 102, the TPS is a multi-employer pension scheme. The trust has accounted for its contributions to the scheme as if it were a defined contribution scheme. The trust has set out above the information available on the scheme. Local Government Pension Scheme The LGPS is a funded defined-benefit scheme, with the assets held in separate trustee-administered funds. The total contributions are as noted below. The agreed contribution rates for future years are 15.3 per cent for employers and 6.1 per cent for employees. The estimated value of employer contributions for the forthcoming year is 251,000. Parliament has agreed, at the request of the Secretary of State for Education, to a guarantee that, in the event of academy closure, outstanding Local Government Pension Scheme liabilities would be met by the Department for Education. The guarantee came into force on 18 July Total contributions made Employer's contributions 139, ,000 Employees' contributions 37,000 40,000 Total contributions 176, ,