Finance in primary schools and secondary schools

Boards of Management

Information for our boards of management is provided through Irish only.



Schools financial responsibilities to their patron

  • A yearly budget must be sent to us
  • Yearly accounts (certified or audited) must be sent to us
  • Schools must follow good financial practice i.e. keeping to the direction of the Department and the FSSU.



The FSSU are now in charge of school finance at both levels. All information, documents etc. are available directly by clicking on the logo below or visiting


Insurance Scheme

Schools are obliged to have adequate insurance cover in place for Public Liability, Employers Liability and content insurances. An Foras Pátrúnachta has a Groupscheme arranged with Aston Lark, providing cover with Allianz. We ask that every board of management organise their school’s insurance with them.

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(This document is available in English only)


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