Benchmarking Surveys

Baines Cutler is the leading provider of business benchmarking information and consultancy advice in the schools sector. Our surveys provide schools with the most authoritative information avalable in the areas of school finances, teacher salaries and benefits and fundraising and development. Details about each survey we carry out are shown below.

Financial Benchmarking Survey

Financial Benchmarking Survey

The Independent Schools Financial Benchmarking Survey is the most authoritative source of financial information on the sector available today. It is an annual survey supported by all the leading sector organisations and has data from schools covering two thirds of all pupils at ISC Schools. The 2015 survey was published in May 2015 and had 583 returns from 700 schools.

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Teacher Salary and Benefits Survey

Teacher Salary and Benefits Survey

The Teacher Salary and Benefits Survey is the most authoritative source of information on teacher pay and benefits in the independent school’s sector available today. It is a 3-yearly survey and is supported by most of the leading UK schools. No data is published externally - instead each participant school receives a detailed report comparing their pay and benefits with peer schools.

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Fundraising and Development Survey

Fundraising and Development Survey

The Fundraising and Development Survey is the most authoritative source of information on fundraising and development in schools available today. It is a bi-annual survey supported by the Institute of Development Professionals in Education and has data from schools covering two thirds of school fundraising.

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Head Teachers’ Activity and Time Survey

Head Teachers Activity and Time Survey

The Head Teachers’ Activity and Time Survey was a survey conducted in Summer 2013 in conjunction with HMC. It provided the first detailed look at how Head Teachers spend their time and organise their days and the results were published at the HMC Conference in October 2013. If you would like to find out more about the survey please contact Tim Baines.

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Custom Benchmark Reports

Custom Benchmark Reports

Baines Cutler is the leading provider of custom benchmarking reports for the schools sector. Custom benchmark reports provide schools with a comparison of their key ratios and data just against a group of peer schools. This allows schools to assess their comparative position and use the report to inform business decisions. We provide customised reports in the areas of school finances, teacher salaries and benefits and fundraising and development. More information on each report, examples of what these reports look like and how to order them are set out below. Example reports can be dowloaded via our Publications page

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