The Schools' Forum 

The Schools Forum is a statutory body made of up of schools and non-schools members. Local Authorities are obliged to consult their Schools Forums annually in respect of issues relating to the schools budget, specifically in connection with the following:

  1. arrangements for the education of pupils with special educational needs
  2. arrangements for the use of pupil referral units and the education of children otherwise than at school
  3. arrangements for early years provision
  4. administrative arrangements for the allocation of central government grants paid to schools via the authority

The DfE has published a guide on the role of the Schools' Forum.

Result of election of Maintained Primary Governor representative to the schools’ forum, October 2017

Election Result - Maintained School Governor Representative (PDF, 187KB) 

Schools Forum reference documents  

Cheshire East Council Consultation responses

These are the Cheshire East Council responses to the Schools Block and High Needs Consultations following Schools Forum on 2nd March 2017

Future meetings of schools' forum

All of the meetings will be held at the Holmes Chapel Community Centre, Station Road, Holmes Chapel CW4 8AA save for the December meeting which will be held at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, Selkirk Drive, Holmes Chapel CW4 7DX.

The agreed dates for this academic year are:

  • 5 October 2017
  • 7 December 2017
  • 8 February 2018
  • 14 June 2018

Meeting on the 5 October 2017 Schools forum pack (PDF, 463KB)

Schools block funding 2017- 2018

School budget report 2017-2018

The associated papers for each meeting will be published here at least 5 days before the meeting. 

While this is a public meeting, members of the public wishing to attend are asked to inform the Forum clerk in advance to ensure there is sufficient accommodation. 

Agendas and minutes of previous meetings of the forum can be accessed below:

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