Estimated impact on surplus plot on Forecasting Snapshot page


10 August 2023

Example impact on surplus waterfall plot

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This waterfall plot shows:

  1. the current surplus which is calculated as total income - total expenditure

  2. the estimated monetary impact of making adjustments to selected variables which make up your school’s total surplus. The variables which can be adjusted are documented here and include:

    • Gross fees
    • Concessions
    • Staff expenditures
    • Borrowing
    • Running costs

Further details on the variables can be found here

  1. the estimated surplus after changes is calculated as the current surplus (1) plus the sum of the adjustments made (2).

The changes made in (2) and the resulting surplus from (3) are summarised in the forecast summary table below the plot. More details on the table can be found here.