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   

Summary of Covid-19 Funding Guidance for Schools

Election of Primary Maintained Governor Representative  2020

Supporting Statements for the Candidates

February 2022 Schools Forum Meeting

Agenda and papers for this meeting

Schools’ Forum Meetings 2021-22

The meetings of the Schools’ Form for 2021-22 are as follows:

  • Thursday 17 February 2022
  • Thursday 16 June 2022

Meetings to take place 16:30-18:00

Venue: Remote via Teams

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

Schools Funding Formula Consultation 2022/23

Schools Funding Models being consulted on in November 2021

Agendas and minutes of previous meetings can be accessed below:

Document accessibility

Page last reviewed: 11 February 2022