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 Block Formula Working Group 2023

Schools Funding Formula Consultation 2024/25

Schools Funding Models being consulted on in October / November 2023

June 2024 Schools Forum Meeting

Agenda and papers for this meeting

February 2024 Schools Forum Meeting

Agenda and papers for this meeting 

Schools’ Forum Meetings 2023-24

The meetings of the Schools’ Forum for 2023-24 are as follows:

  • Thursday 05 October 2023 – Holmes Chapel Community Centre
  • Thursday 07 December 2023 – MS Teams
  • Thursday 15 February 2024 – MS Teams
  • Thursday 20 June 2024 – Holmes Chapel Community Centre

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: 17 May 2024