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:

  • arrangements for the education of pupils with special educational needs
  • arrangements for the use of pupil referral units and the education of children otherwise than at school
  • arrangements for early years provision
  • 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  

Schools Budget Consultation November 2017

Supporting material for the consultation on the local formula to allocate funding to schools for 2018/19.

The survey closed on 30 November 2017. 

Formula factors 2018/19

Cheshire East Council Consultation responses

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

Future meetings of schools' forum

All of the meetings will be held at:

Holmes Chapel Community Centre
Station Road
Holmes Chapel
CW4 8AA

The December meeting will be held at:

Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School
Selkirk Drive
Holmes Chapel
CW4 7DX

The agreed dates for this academic year are:

  • 7 December 2017
  • 8 February 2018
  • 14 June 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.

Please find below the pack of papers for the meeting on 7 December.  The pack contains the agenda and associated papers.

Schools block funding 2017- 2018

School budget report 2017-2018

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

Document accessibility