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.

Schools' Forum reference documents   

Schools Funding Formula Consultation 2023/24

Schools Funding Models being consulted on in November 2022

March 2023 Schools' Forum Sub-group Meeting

Agenda and papers for this meeting 

February 2023 Schools' Forum Meeting

Agenda and papers for this meeting

December 2022 Schools’ Forum Meeting

Agenda and papers for this meeting

Schools’ Forum Meetings 2022-23

The meetings of the Schools’ Forum for 2022-23 are as follows:

  • Thursday 6 October 2022 – MS Teams
  • Thursday 8 December 2022 – MS Teams
  • Thursday 16 February 2023 – MS Teams
  • Tuesday 21 March 2023 MS Teams – sub-group meeting
  • Thursday 22 June 2023 – Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School

Meetings to take place 16:30-18:00

If you are a member of the Public, contact for details on how to join the meeting.

Agendas and minutes of previous meetings can be accessed below:

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Page last reviewed: 30 September 2022