From January 2024, college financial data will be collected through DfE Sign-in and you will no longer be able to access IDAMS. You will need to submit annual financial planning returns, capital applications and annual financial statements returns through DfE Sign-in.

If you have not already registered for DfE Sign-in, please follow the registration instructions here (opens in new tab). Please contact us through the ESFA Enquiry Form (Opens in new tab) if you have any questions.

Submit college financial data

This service is for making submissions to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

Use this service to submit your:

Annual financial statements return

This includes:
  • audited financial statements
  • external auditor's management letter
  • financial record
  • audit committee annual report
  • subsidiary financial statements (if required)

College financial forecasting return (CFFR)

This includes:
  • annual financial planning return
  • capital application

Before you start

You need to have an account with the Identity and Access Management Service (IDAMS) to use this service.

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